Two-time MotoGP world champion, Casey Stoner, will attempt to break the two-wheel lap record at Sydney Motorsport Park aboard a Honda RCV1000R. Part of the Top Gear Festival Sydney, on April 18 and 19, the event includes Englishmen Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, with help from the Stig, taking on an all-star Team Australia in an epic motoring battle called “The Cr-Ashes.”

With Sidecar Polo and V8 Cricket, along with a ridiculous high speed relay race and a full-size radio controlled obstacle race, The Cr-Ashes promises to be entertaining. Car Soccer, and for the first time, a Car Rugby Penalty Shootout, will also make an appearance.

“I’m really looking forward to representing Australia in The Cr-Ashes,” says Stoner. “I hear Jeremy, Richard, James and The Stig reckon they’re in with a fighting chance – so we’ll have to see what we can do about that! I’ll be riding my Honda MotoGP bike so it will certainly add to the spectacle for all the fans.”

The bumper program will also include race series, drifting, supercar parades, FMX, drag racing and track filling tributes to some Australian motoring icons. The team will also be answering Top Gear’s favorite question, “What Would Win?” with extreme style.

Top Gear Festival Sydney’s “Ultimate Speed Showdown” will this year see up to 12 different vehicles from all sides of the motoring spectrum ride the Grid. It will be the most number of vehicles the Festival has ever attempted to take on.

It will pit cars not normally seen on the track together as V8 Supercars – Australia’s racing hero – take on all comers, from a head to head against a NASCAR from the USA to a track battle with V8 Utes in a series of races entitled ‘V8 versus’.

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