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BBC releases statement on Clarkson

Tony Hall, the BBC’s Director-General, has released the following statement. “It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract. It is not a decision I have taken lightly. I have done so only after a very careful consideration of the facts and after […]



BBC releases update on Clarkson and Top Gear

The BBC has today released the following statement: “Following last week’s suspension of Jeremy Clarkson, Ken MacQuarrie is now considering the evidence and will report to the Director-General on his findings next week. Once this has been considered, we will set out any further steps. The BBC will not be offering further commentary until then.” […]



Further news about this Sunday’s Top Gear

Last week, the BBC released a statement about the current series of Top Gear, confirming that last night’s show (15th March) was to be postponed following an incident during production. The incident in question is currently being investigated and Ken MacQuarrie, the director of BBC Scotland, has been appointed to lead this process. We can now confirm that Top Gear will not be back […]



More of Stig in the Jaguar F-Type

Jaguar’s F-Type is a sports car Britain can be proud of. Released first as an image-building convertible, late in 2013 Jag decided to close its canopy by strapping on a fixed aluminium roof – helping increase the torsional rigidity by 80 per cent. This gave us the Coupe, plus, a new faster ‘R’ tune. Something Stig […]



News about Top Gear on Sunday 15 March

The BBC has today released the following statement regarding Top Gear.   “Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation. No one else has been suspended. Top Gear will not be broadcast this Sunday (15 March). The BBC will be making no further comment at this time.”



Exclusive: Eagle Low Drag GT power lap

On Sunday’s show, Jezza showcased two very different but equally gorgeous Jaguars. First up, the fizz-worthy F-Type Coupe packing a stately 542bhp of supercharged V8 and a rather pert bottom. Second, an achingly expensive E-type reborn for the 21st century that’d occupy a space in many a dream car garage: the Eagle Low Drag GT. […]



Behind the scenes with Nicholas Hoult

Well, aren’t things hotting up at the top of the Top Gear time sheets? Just two weeks after 2009’s X Factor runner up Olly Murs recorded a sensational 1m 44.6s lap time to become the fastest celeb ever, his residency as the King of Dunsfold is already under threat. On Sunday’s show, massive TG fan […]


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Rallycross, the Mazda MX-5 and some mighty Jags: post-show discussion

Well, there you have it. The new Mazda Mx-5 is, happily, no letdown, Rallycross remains the finest motorsport known to man, there’s never been a better time to own a Jaguar, and Olly Murs is now Nicholas Hoult’s number one fan. Hope you enjoyed the show as series 22 continues on its epic journey. Three […]


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