Problem is getting companies like Ferrari to allow their cars to be power lapped by someone else. The Stig character allows them to send their own trusted test drivers, dress them as Stig and do the lap.
You'd have to be stupid to get rid of The Stig. Just getting Sabine to do the power laps wouldn't work. Top Gear UK only backed off using the Stig because Ben Collins leaving to write a book spooked them, it was really Ben who made the Stig into a character and they had to train the new guy to act like the Stig should act. Top Gear US didn't have much use for him after they got rid of the studio section but he still makes a lot more appearances then he used to, or did up until it was cancelled.
I don't think so, Top Gear were very protective of the Stig according to Ben Collins Michael Schumacher was only allowed to get into the Stig outfit because they (Willman) was a fan and wanted to get him on the show. I also think it was used as a distraction since word was out at the time that Ben was the Stig.Problem is getting companies like Ferrari to allow their cars to be power lapped by someone else. The Stig character allows them to send their own trusted test drivers, dress them as Stig and do the lap.
For example, I bet the Lamborghini laps were done by Valentino Balboni / Max Venturi instead of Ben Collins.
So with Harris and LeBlanc as 2 of the 3 person team, who would you like to see fill the third slot?Honestly, I think "Cut back on the number of presenters" makes sense. Promote Chris Harris to be part of the three-man team, but keep Rory around for "Extra Gear", which I think is a good show and a role I think he is good at.
Eddie just doesn't really have a purpose on the show and neither does Sabine when they have The Stig.
Rory, IMO.So with Harris and LeBlanc as 2 of the 3 person team, who would you like to see fill the third slot?
I was directing the question towards Kiskaloo because he/she would prefer to see Rory do Extra Gear and appears to see no future for Sabine or Eddie, that obviously leaves a spare birth on the main show.Rory, IMO.
Let them hang around for some time before recording to let the chemistry among them fully develop and we'd receive a working trio. Also they should have more influence on the output; BBC should get rid of those clowns who want them to (perhaps only) replicate CHM.
Why bother there is a better alternative just around the corner.....The show can still be saved
Maybe its a trick and the Stig is really sabine in disguise anyway? Bit like Ben Collins appeared in several TG episodes
Rory wins by default, now that Evans has resigned.So with Harris and LeBlanc as 2 of the 3 person team, who would you like to see fill the third slot?