- Aug 1, 2006
www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/worldwide/2015/tgtheracesDate: 02.12.2015 Last updated: 04.12.2015 at 11.34
Category: BBC Worldwide
1 December 2015: BBC Brit exclusively presents Top Gear: The Races, a brand new compilation series presented by Matt LeBlanc (Friends). Premiering on Wednesday 9th December at 20:00, the show highlights a selection of the greatest and most entertaining races from the past 13 years of the world?s biggest motoring show.
To celebrate its South African premiere, three of South Africa?s slickest ? and we?ll find out who?s quickest ? DJs will be going head to head in a BBC Brit Top Gear-style race from Braamfontein to Sandton on Tuesday 8 December.
Mo Flava (Metro FM), DJ Ankle Tap (YFM) and Sureshnie Rider (5FM) will gather at Hotel Lamunu in Braamfontein, where they will receive instructions on their ?BBC Brit Top Gear: The Races challenge?: getting to the Radisson Blue Gautrain hotel, right in the centre of busy Sandton, using very different modes of transport.
These will be:
The Gautrain ? the sleek rapid rail system that bypasses the traffic, but runs on a schedule that is beyond the control of the contestants;
A Ferrari F430 Spider with a trained driver ? explosively quick, but subject to congestion frustrations, just the same as any other car
A minibus taxi ? the slowest of the lot, but driven by a local with intimate knowledge of the best routes between any two points in Johannesburg
To begin the challenge, our three racers will pick one of three sealed BBC Brit golden envelopes at the start line, and will only discover then what mode of transport they will be using in the race. Strategies will have to be planned on the go as they aim to get the jump on their colleagues!
To follow the race, get onto social media and follow Mo Flava (Twitter: @moflavadj, Facebook: MoFlavaDJ, Instagram: moflava); DJ Ankle Tap (Twitter: @DJAnkletap, Facebook: DJ Ankletap, Instagram: djankletap) and Sureshni Rider (Twitter: @Sureshnie, Facebook: Sureshnie Rider, Instagram: sureshnierider). Our stars will be sharing every step of the experience, so get involved and support them!
Hashtag for the event: #TopGearSA
Top Gear: The Races
From very early on in Top Gear?s life the phrase ?We decided to have a race? has appeared often. It?s important work, finding out whether a Bugatti Veyron is faster than a Eurofighter jet or a Fiat Panda faster than a free runner. Some of the races have been brief, and some have been simply epic. Matt LeBlanc ( Friends, Episodes ), one of the fastest ever celebrities round the Top Gear test track, presents a selection of the greatest and most entertaining races from the past 13 years.
Top Gear: The Races Premiere: 8pm on 9 December on BBC Brit, DStv channel 120.