The British Truck Racing Championship took on a starring role in the latest episode of BBC’s hit show Top Gear this past Sunday (June 19) as a number of drivers went wheel-to-wheel with presenters Paddy McGuiness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris.
Episode 3 of the current series saw Paddy, Freddie and Chris attempt to qualify as lorry drivers before embarking on a stormy HGV road trip across Britain – which ultimately culminated at Pembrey Circuit.
Arriving at the home of Welsh motorsport after battling Storm Eunice, the trio joined the stars of the BTRC for an epic race with Paddy getting behind the wheel of Michael Oliver’s MAN Truck, Freddie in Steven Powell’s MAN TGS and Chris in Tom O’Rourke’s MAN TGS.
Lining up alongside the likes of David Jenkins, John Newell, Adam Bint, Mark Taylor and Craig Reid, along with many more, all three presenters got the full truck racing experience as they battled for outright honours in some style – however you’ll have to watch the episode to see who emerged victorious.
Speaking on the experience of being part of BBC’s hit television show, multiple champion Oliver said: “To play a major part in the planning and preparation ahead of the various filming days and then to work with the presenters and film crew during the production was a great and unforgettable experience.
“Having the opportunity to showcase what the British Truck Racing Championship is all about is fantastic too. Hopefully the success of being on the show will see more fans flock trackside and also see more people wanting to get involved in the sport on the whole.”
To watch the episode on demand, head to https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0018kjp/top-gear-series-32-episode-3.
The British Truck Racing Championship continues its 2022 season at Thruxton Circuit on July 9/10.