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
I'd love to have another go - it's a feeling of boxes unticked at the moment, of getting nowhere near the potential of the X-Bow. But there's more to this. There's another reason I'd like to come back, and it's because of the KTM atmosphere. After each race, there's a prize-giving ceremony, and on the Saturday night there's a barbecue. Everyone who competes gets a medal and a clap from the other drivers (and yes, even I did); there are speeches and jokes. Even the CEO of the company turned up and thanked everyone for supporting KTM and promised even better times ahead. Can you imagine Luca di Montezemolo doing that? All of this was in German, meaning I didn't understand a word but still felt included. And that's the real reason I'd like a rematch. Because sometimes it's not just about the finish. It's also about the journey.