Stars take on Top Gear track


What do Ron Weasley, a former Blue Peter presenter and an Olympic gold medallist have in common? This November they will all be taking to the all-new Top Gear Live track to put the ‘pedal to the metal’ and see their times on the leader board along with a host of other well-known faces.

Star of the Harry Potter film series, Rupert Grint, host of Saturday night TV, Gethin Jones and Winter Olympic Gold medallist Amy Williams will be hitting top speed during the 80-minute track spectacular, which visitors will enjoy in addition to the Live Action Arena show with the Top Gear presenters.

Speaking of his upcoming appearance at Top Gear Live, Rupert Grint said: “I’m really looking forward to putting my time on the leader board at Top Gear Live this November. Hopefully, with a little bit of luck, the support of the crowd and some of The Stig’s wisdom of course, I can come out the winner!”

Also signed up to take part in the live version of the TV show’s popular ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ feature around the Lotus Motorsport-configured track include TV and radio presenter Chris Evans, Arsenal football legend, Ian Wright, top chef James Martin, ex-England striker, John Barnes, former World Superbike champion, Carl Fogarty plus many more still to be announced.

Amy Williams, who won Olympic Gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics, is taking to the B-20 Raceway at the NEC on November 12 and said: “I’m very excited to be coming to Top Gear Live and taking part on the all-new track. I really hope I can better my time from when I was on the TV show. It will be interesting to have a race indoors; at least everyone will get the same conditions and no rain like I had last time!”

The celebs will be putting the reasonably-priced Kia Cee’d on the Top Gear Live tracks, which come to Birmingham’s NEC from 11-13 November and ExCeL London from 24-27 November.

Currently confirmed ‘Stars in reasonably priced cars’ are:

Amy Williams (Saturday 12th Nov at The NEC, Birmingham)
Carl Fogarty (Saturday 12th Nov at The NEC, Birmingham
James Martin (Sunday 13th Nov at The NEC, Birmingham)
Gethin Jones (Sunday 13th Nov at The NEC, Birmingham and Sunday 27th Nov at ExCeL, London)
Chris Evans (Thursday 24th Nov at ExCeL, London)
Rupert Grint (Saturday 26th Nov at ExCeL, London)
John Barnes (Sunday 27th Nov at ExCeL, London)


Original article found here: luxvelocity.typepad.com | October 27, 2011

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