An Indoor Race Track For Top Gear Live 2011

Top Gear Live NEC Track

Top Gear Live NEC Track

Group Lotus Motorsport, who are responsible for the original Top Gear test track, will develop an indoor track for Top Gear Live at NEC Birmingham between 11th and 13th November and ExCel London between 24th and 27th November 2011.

Sabine Schmitz and Tiff Needell will join five-time Le Mans winner, Derek Bell, and a list of other celebrity guests, drivers and presenters on the track at the two events.

The Stig will complete power laps on the all new track, as will Clarkson, Hammond and May. Celebrities will be pitting their skills against each other in Top Gear Live's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

The tracks, designed for all driving disciplines, will see head to head challenges, power testing and time trials throughout the events.

The tracks have been named 'Docklands GP' (ExCeL track) and 'B20 Raceway' (NEC track) and will feature named corners, with a Facebook competition for Top Gear Live visitors to name a corner.

Gavan Kershaw, Engineering Manager at Group Lotus Motorsport said: "We're enjoying the challenge of working with the Top Gear Live team to design two tracks that are both exciting and credible for this event.

"We believe the end result will ensure an awesome experience for both the drivers and spectators with plenty of noise and burning rubber!"

There will also be supercar parades with cars such as the McLaren MP4-12C, Lamborghini Aventador and Ferrari 599 GTO as well as group B rally cars and a celebration of F1 past and present, all live on the track.

20 July 2011 Staff

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