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Lewis Hamilton v Ken Block

The latest stop on the glittering Top Gear Live World Tour happened last weekend… in Barbados.

And while aficionados of Top Gear Live may be familiar with Jeremy, James, Richard and Stig blowing things up, starting fires, shoving celebrities into reasonably priced cars and politely asking famous racing drivers to do big, skiddy laps of a track, this weekend had rather more.

Like this video: two legends going head to head on the track for the very first time. Click play to watch what happened when Lewis Hamilton and Ken Block climbed into their company cars – a V8 Mercedes F1 racer and a Rallycross Ford Fiesta – and went against each other in a race to the line (we recommend engaging full-screen mode).

A version of this story originally appeared on TopGear.com.