True, unless they decide to air it on GEM as well. Though GEM is being targeted at middle-aged women, so that isn't likely.
Still, they do plan to air sports on GEM so that they can still show them in HD, so TopGear may still get a run.
I hope they aren't showing this one episode and they waiting until the Commonwealth Games are over before showing the rest.
That's right. Nine's press release:I don't know who has the Games. But I've heard mention of TGA being on after them.
Top Gear: The Ashes Special will be 90 minutes of fuel-injected motoring and mates mucking about.
In this special episode our three Aussie hosts ? Shane Jacobson, Ewen Page and Steve Pizzati ? travel to the UK to take on the mighty British Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond. Will our Aussie boys come out on top or will they come home with their tails between their legs?
The boys will be up to their usual antics, and the Aussies will go head-to-head with the Poms in some tougher than usual challenges. For example, our team will race a classic Aussie ute against a British delivery van driven by the UK lads.
Our boys speed through the Isle of Man, which has no speed limits, in a range of specialised British super cars, including an Ariel Atom, a Radical and a very rare Ginetta. These cars are what speed demons dream about.
Then, in typical Top Gear fashion, the guys set out across the UK in the worst British cars ever made. One is the infamous 1960s electric car called The Peel. As the boys drive off they find themselves in a very tricky situation in a safari park. Steve Pizzati gets a little too up close and personal with a rhino when it charges his car. Who comes out of this the winner, the rhino or The Peel?
Armed with British motoring knowledge, our three Aussie hosts return to the middle of England to face off against the UK Top Gear hosts. Challenges include a drag race, sheep herding, a rally, and an upside-down car race.
The Brits and the Aussies have been rivals for well over a century since the Ashes cricket series began. Clarkson, May and Hammond up against Jacobson, Page and Pizzati cements the bitter rivalry between the two sport and car-loving nations. Will our boys bring the Top Gear urn back home and beat the pants off the motherland?
Top Gear Australia will launch full-throttle after the Commonwealth Games.