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Friday, 21 September 2018

The ultimate race! Supercar, superbike, F1 car, private jet and fighter jet go head to head... so who wins?

  • Race took place at Istanbul's new international airport as part of an aviation, space and technology festival
  • Epic competition included three supercars, Tesla P100DL, Aston Martin New Vantage and Lotus Evora GT 430
  • Race yesterday also included Kawasaki H2R motorcycle, Solo Turk's F-16 jet and a special jet Challenger 605 
Three supercars, a superbike, a Formula 1 car, a private jet and a fighter jet went head to head at a tech festival in Istanbul yesterday.
Five drivers raced alongside each other on a 400metre runway as the fighter jet and private jet took off next to them at Istanbul's new international airport.
The monumental race took place as part of the aviation, space and technology festival which is being held at the airport ahead of its official opening in October.
The vehicles included a Kawasaki H2R motorcycle, Tesla P100DL, Aston Martin New Vantage and Lotus Evora GT 430 - and there was a VERY close finish.  
Three supercars, a superbike, a Formula 1 car, a private jet and a fighter jet went head to head at a tech festival in Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday
Three supercars, a superbike, a Formula 1 car, a private jet and a fighter jet went head to head at a tech festival in Istanbul, Turkey, yesterday
Although the Red Bull Formula 1 car gave him a run for his money, ultimately Supersport World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu, from Turkey, rode his Kawasaki H2R motorcycle to victory in the epic race.
The Red Bull car, driven by British Formula 1 driver Jake Dennis, came second.
It was followed by Solo Turk's F-16 jet in third place. The Tesla P100DL, driven by Emma Kimilainen, came fourth. 
Yagiz Avci drove the Aston Martin New Vantage, and Toprak Razgatlioglu raced in a Lotus Evora GT 430.
Winner Mr Sofuoglu, who became a politician in Turkey after retiring in May, also took on a special jet Challenger 605.
Supersport World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu, from Turkey, rode his Kawasaki H2R motorcycle to victory in the epic race
Supersport World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu, from Turkey, rode his Kawasaki H2R motorcycle to victory in the epic race
The race took place along a 400m stretch of runway at Istanbul's new international airport yesterday
The race took place along a 400m stretch of runway at Istanbul's new international airport yesterday
British Formula 1 driver Jake Dennis, Emma Kimilainen in a Tesla P100DL, Yagiz Avci in an Aston Martin New Vantage, and Toprak Razgatlioglu in a Lotus Evora GT 430 drove alongside Mr Sofuoglu
British Formula 1 driver Jake Dennis, Emma Kimilainen in a Tesla P100DL, Yagiz Avci in an Aston Martin New Vantage, and Toprak Razgatlioglu in a Lotus Evora GT 430 drove alongside Mr Sofuoglu
Solo Turk's F16 jet and a special jet Challenger 605 took off alongside the five drivers on the main runway at Istanbul's new international airport ahead of its official opening in October
Solo Turk's F16 jet and a special jet Challenger 605 took off alongside the five drivers on the main runway at Istanbul's new international airport ahead of its official opening in October
During his career, Mr Sofuoglu won the highest number of Supersport World Championship titles ever. He retired from the sport in May and has since become a politician
During his career, Mr Sofuoglu won the highest number of Supersport World Championship titles ever. He retired from the sport in May and has since become a politician
The monumental race took place as part of the aviation, space and technology festival which is being held at the airport ahead of its official opening in October
The monumental race took place as part of the aviation, space and technology festival which is being held at the airport ahead of its official opening in October
Pictured: Mr Sofuoglu, F-16 pilot Erhan Gunar, and Formula 1 driver Jake Dennis ahead of the race yesterday
Pictured: Mr Sofuoglu, F-16 pilot Erhan Gunar, and Formula 1 driver Jake Dennis ahead of the race yesterday
The incredible race was part of the aviation, space and technology festival Teknofest which lasts until September 23
The incredible race was part of the aviation, space and technology festival Teknofest which lasts until September 23
Pictured: Kawasaki H2R rider Sofuoglu with the Red Bull Formula 1 car, F-16 fighter jet and Challenger 605 in the background
Pictured: Kawasaki H2R rider Sofuoglu with the Red Bull Formula 1 car, F-16 fighter jet and Challenger 605 in the background
Mr Sofuoglu, pictured here ahead of a motorcycle show, is now a parliamentarian for the Justice and Development Party 
Mr Sofuoglu, pictured here ahead of a motorcycle show, is now a parliamentarian for the Justice and Development Party 
Pictured: the Turkish Stars, the aerobatic team of the Turkish Air Force, fly over the airport ahead of the race
Pictured: the Turkish Stars, the aerobatic team of the Turkish Air Force, fly over the airport ahead of the race
Mr Sofuoglu had strong competition from the Red Bull Formula 1 car but ultimately won the race
Mr Sofuoglu had strong competition from the Red Bull Formula 1 car but ultimately won the race
Pictured: Mr Sofuoglu and Redbull's Formula 1 driver Patrick Friesacher, from Austria, prepare to perform an aerobatic demonstration
Pictured: Mr Sofuoglu and Redbull's Formula 1 driver Patrick Friesacher, from Austria, prepare to perform an aerobatic demonstration

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