John McGuinness vs the McLaren MP4-12C
TT legend John McGuinness races the Stig (plus McLaren) around the Top Gear track
Posted: 25 Sep 2012
The Stig straps into the car. The McLaren is fired up and... we wait. And wait. For tyre warm-up, for multiple checks by myriad people. The bike seems insanely simple compared to the faff of the GT. It takes an age, but, at last, we're ready. For a whimper rather than a bang, as it turns out, because The Stig's start is nowhere near as impressive as you might expect. GT racing uses rolling starts, so our standing-start directive has really scuppered the McLaren. It chugs away from the line no quicker than walking pace. It's looking like a leather romper-suit walkover...