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
This team was put together from scratch in just a few months, and the only real aim is to finish this thing, then skull as many beers as possible. Regardless, our rocker has a big job on his hands. And over the next 50 minutes - roughly the amount of time it takes to get through one tank of fuel - he takes it in his stride, avoiding trouble and guiding the car into the early hours before handing over. He's even singing out there.
The night is largely uneventful. Up front, the leaders are separated by just a few seconds. As the darkness comes down, faces are lit by the odd burst of flame from an RX-8 as it burps unburnt fuel down its exhaust. The crowds settle down beside their expensive motorhomes, most of which are larger than a London flat, and nearly all have makeshift viewing platforms mounted on the roof (which explains why the grandstands are a little sparsely populated).