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
And then... safety car. Which breaks concentration, and means the tyres start to cool. More unknowns - at safety-car pace, how much does the tyre temperature drop off? What happens at the restart? Racing Driver Excuses Numbers 4 and 5 already lined up.
The short answer to both questions is that it doesn't really matter, because I make a hash of it; I got baulked at the restart, and then am way too cautious, and end up getting passed by three cars under braking. Plus, someone decides he's going to try to pass me by braking 50 yards beyond where he normally does, locks up, clouts my right rear tyre and sends me into a spin. This is getting to be a habit.