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Supercar, superbike, F1 car, private jet and fighter jet go head to head… so who wins?

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 400m-long runway as the fighter jet and private jet took off next to them at Istanbul’s new international airport as part of Teknofest yesterday.

Supersport World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu, from Turkey, rode his Kawasaki H2R motorcycle to victory in the epic race.

He competed against 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.  

Mr Sofuoglu, who became a politician in Turkey after retiring in May, also took on Solo Turk’s F-16 jet and a special jet Challenger 605.

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.

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

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

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 on the 400m-long runway

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 on the 400m-long runway

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

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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