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
McLaren has spent a fortune developing the aerodynamics on the GT, getting the F1 boys to set the car up so that it doesn't flip between mechanical and aero grip too suddenly, feeding gradually between the two states instead. Surprisingly, aero is also key on the bike, except that it's John who is the wing. When he approaches a corner, he sits up to act as an air brake - pushing the centre of gravity to the rear, so that when he gets on the brakes and pushes his C-of-G forwards, the bike remains solid. Again, stability is the key.