It’s an age old debate – which is better, a car or a motorcycle? Many have attempted to come up with a conclusive answer to the question, and here’s another. Before we get into the nitty gritty of the face-off, let’s get to know the participants.

Representing the car will be former F1 driver and current Channel 4 presenter David Coulthard. At the Englishman’s disposal is the 2012 Championship-winning Red Bull Racing RB8 Formula 1 car, the one which packs a 2.4 litre V8 that revs to 18,000 rpm.

Defending the honour of the bike is English motorcycle racer and television personality Guy Martin. The multiple Isle of Man TT participant will take on the F1 car using his very own BMW S1000RR that has been prepared by the Tyco BMW Motorad team.

Speed with Guy Martin & David Coulthard F1 Special 1

If all this appears familiar, that is because this video you’re watching here is the full episode of the Speed with Guy Martin: F1 Special. Earlier, we gave you a small taste of said episode, where Coulthard raced against Martin in a four-lap race around the Silverstone circuit.

The nearly hour-long episode features many other tests to determine which of the two machines is best. A series of head-to-head challenges, including a drag race, slalom and braking tests, attempt to identify the strengths and weaknesses of both machines, leading up to a full-on race between the two.

Additionally, we are also introduced to the physical and mental demands required of drivers/riders in both racing disciplines. Overall, the show goes far beyond the standard “F1 car vs superbike” theme to better explain the intricacies of both motorsports, and is certainly worth a watch.