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​Super Car, Super Bike, F1 Car And Private Jet Go Head To Head

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​Super Car, Super Bike, F1 Car And Private Jet Go Head To Head

When drivers decide to go head-to-head in a race, you normally end up thinking they're reckless idiots - revving their engines noisily before whizzing off, only to grind to a halt when they reach the next set of traffic lights. Smooth.

Well, it turns out that the whole thing gets a whole lot cooler if you throw in a bunch of supercars, a superbike, a Formula 1 car, a private jet and a fighter jet. Who knew?

The drivers were fighting it out in a high octane race at Istanbul's new international airport, as part of an aviation, space and technology festival at Istanbul's new international airport.

Credit: YouTube/Motor1 Turkiye
Credit: YouTube/Motor1 Turkiye
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The new airport doesn't officially open until October, meaning there was lots of space for the vehicles to race it out on the 400m runway.

Onlookers watched as the Kawasaki H2R motorcycle, Tesla P100DL, Aston Martin New Vantage and Lotus Evora GT 430 went head-to-head against a Red Bull Formula 1 car, Solo Turk's F-16 jet and special jet Challenger 605.

In the end, it was a very close finish - but the Daily Mail reports that ultimately it was Turkey's Supersport World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu who rode his Kawasaki H2R motorcycle to victory.

The Red Bull car, which was driven by British Formula 1 driver Jake Dennis, came in second, followed by Solo Turk's F-16 jet and the Tesla P100DL, driven by Emma Kimilainen.

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Other drivers included Yagiz Avci in the Aston Martin New Vantagw and Toprak Razgatlioglu, who was racing the Lotus Evora GT 430.

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The victorious motorcycle driver, Kenan Sofuoglu - who became a Turkish politician after returning in May - also took on a special jet Challenger 605.

Looks like things went a little better than they did at this recent race, in which Moto 2 driver Romano Fenatireached over and dangerously grabbed his opponent's brake.

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Fenati was racing against Stefano Manzi, and as they reached the straight he leant over and yanked on the brake - leaving social media users in shock.

"The consequences don't bare thinking about," one wrote.

"Should be banned..." another added.

Someone else commented: "Disgusting, childish display of un-sportsmanship. Technically, that would be cheating and therefore requires a penalty or reprimand. Nutter."

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Former MotoGP rider Colin Edwards, now commentating on BT Sport, said: "This is unbelievable. Are you kidding me? That's where you tell him, 'go pack your bag and we'll see you next year'. That's ridiculous".

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Motor1 Turkiye

Topics: News

Jess Hardiman
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