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 car has a significant ace, though: a full aero package, developed with a helping hand from the F1 team. Downforce makes cars very quick through corners, and, judging by the wing package, the McLaren looks like it has a lot of downforce. The stage is definitely set. Despite McLaren's industrial-strength pit-lane showboating, John doesn't look worried. Mind you, this man is the most successful living TT rider, with 19 wins to his credit around the fearsome road course. Nineteen. A quick spin around Dunsfold isn't going to faze him. Apart from anything else, the nearest thing he could hit is at least 100 yards away - vastly different to the proximity of brick walls and lamp posts he's used to
dealing with on the Isle of Man.