Top Gear races the KTM X-Bow RR
KTM needed a journo with broad motorsport experience to race the all-new X-Bow RR. Rather erroneously, it phoned TG...
Posted: 10 Aug 2012
Try to brake late for the next corner, which means I've still got my foot on the brake pedal as I turn in. Oh, that's not gone well. Spin. In the middle of the pack. Clutch down. Keep the engine running. Snatch first gear. One car takes avoiding action to the outside; everyone else piles around the inside.
Fortunately, no one has hit me, but, except for the asthmatic-looking medical car, I'm stock last. And even the blood wagon has to slow right down so that it doesn't do me the ultimate ignominy of being overtaken by it.
That's what happens on cold tyres. Racing Driver Excuse Number 3.