Webber, Stoner and Whincup ignite grand prix fever down under

Jamie Whincup leads Mark Webber and Casey Stoner

Jamie Whincup leads Mark Webber and Casey Stoner

Mark Webber and the showcar team headed to Sydney before the Australian Grand Prix – but there’s a bit more to this run than doughnuts and burnouts…

Mark doesn’t get his hands on a real, live showcar very often, so to make him feel comfortable he had some friends to chase around. Four time V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup drove the Red Bull Racing V8 Holden Supercar.

Meanwhile one of Jamie’s junior team-mates from the V8 series, a rookie by the name of Casey Stoner, agreed to dust off his MotoGP leathers and give the pair of them a race in an event which was billed as The Aussie Speed Showdown – and Top Gear were there to record the proceedings.

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