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
Immediately, the bike looks fast, but from our vantage point at the start line, you can hear McGuinness hesitating into a couple of the corners. Straights are not a problem - the bike howls wide open. But through the Follow-Through, McGuinness leads in with a trailing throttle, not sure how much grip he's got. Don't for a minute mistake this for a lack of bravery: McGuinness is being sensible, but can still summon up levels of courage that would make every single one of us look feeble. His exit from Gambon is an example.