The stars of the British TV show ‘Top Gear’ are set to thrill Australian car lovers when they burn rubber in Eastern Creek this year.
Hosts Jeremy Clarkson and James May will bring their passion for cars down under during the Top Gear Festival Sydney in March.
Top Gear Festival Sydney offers a truly awesome experience for visitors, expanding it from theatre shows of the past to an outdoor motoring festival spectacular where all corners of the Park will be ablaze with action all weekend long.
Complete with two live race circuits, the world’s most expensive and powerful supercars, high risk stunts, heart thumping time trials and thrilling challenges, we expect we’ll be mopping up your drool at the end of it.
The British duo will put an Australian twist on their unique humour, settling the great debate of ‘Ford or Holden’ and speeding up snail mail in the ‘Postie Bike Challenge’, while the mysterious Stig will set power laps in impressive supercars.
The speed of three of Australia’s top motor sportsmen will be tested when Casey Stoner gets on a bike for the first time since his retirement to race against Red Bull Racing F1 team member Mark Webber and reigning V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup.
Celebrity speed demons also have a chance at glory on the track when they compete in Top Gear’s famed ‘Star in a Reasonably Priced Car’ challenge.
The stars will put their pedal to the metal in a Lexus CT200h in an attempt to achieve the fastest timed lap on a tight 1.8km circuit at Sydney Motorsport Park.
There will be a battle of the breakfast hosts when shock jock Kyle Sandilands, host of Sydney’s highest rated breakfast show, battles with WSFM’s Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones to get to the top of the leader board.
Other famous revheads who are rising to the challenge include NSW politician Andrew Fraser, Socceroo Brett Emerton, soccer commentator Mark Bosnich, Olympic Gold medallist Steve Hooker, cricketing legend Michael Slater, channel 9 reporters Emma Freedman, Erin Molan and Roz Kelly and ‘Bondi Rescue’ stars Maxi and Gonzo.
Other attractions include extreme stunt shows and driving classes, drifting sessions and a family fun zone for the kids to enjoy all weekend long.
You can even enjoy the Festival by booking a Sydney Helicopters ride for $89 and get a bird’s eye view of all the racing action and mayhem.
Top Gear Festival Sydney will be held on Saturday, March 9 and Sunday, March 10 from 8am to 6pm.
Tickets are $29 for children, $79 for adults or $180 for a family pass. For bookings or more information, call 132 849 or visit www.topgearfestivalsydney.com.au.
The Weekender has two tickets to give away to the Top Gear Festival! For your chance to win, email [email protected] with “Top Gear” in the subject line. Winner will be selected at random. Entries close 10am Thursday, March 7.