Top Gear goes racing with AC/DC's Brian Johnson
Front man for one of the biggest rock bands in history scraps with the best at Daytona 24
Posted: 12 Apr 2012
Allan McNish is leading in a Riley-Ford. Out on the circuit, 68-year-old Elliot Forbes-Robinson is at the wheel of the Predator car, showing the youngsters how it's done. Ten quid says you won't find anyone else with liver spots as quick as this guy. A few cars ahead, a Dempsey Racing Mazda has lost control (that's Dempsey the ‘A-List Movie and Television Star, Fragrance Creator and Family Man', according to a fan website). Elliot tries to swerve, but the spinning RX-8 whacks him square on, bending the rear axle.
The mechanics do their best to patch it up, but the car's shaking itself to pieces. Brian has to wait while they unplug the whole rear end and install a new one. The bad luck has dropped them even further down, and they'll have to make up 76 laps if they're to get near the podium. But that's not why they're here...