We’ve all seen it before: drivers from different championships and disciplines swapping cars and sampling each other’s machinery. Well, this is slightly different.
Ahead of this weekend’s British Touring Car Championship meeting at Silverstone, Jason Plato, Colin Turkington and Matt Neal are given rides in a plane from the World Aerobatic Championship. The look on Plato’s face as the stunt pilot does a loop-the-loop is utterly hysterical. “How was that,” the pilot asks after we see the Chevrolet driver’s face almost fall off thanks to the g-force. “Good,” replies Plato, sounding as though he’s been punched in the stomach. Pure gold.
To book tickets for Silverstone’s round of the HiQ MSA British Touring Car Championship, or the 2009 World Aerobatic Championships, visit www.silverstone.co.uk or call 08704 588 260.