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15.05.2012

MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS to take part in Top Gear Live Festival in Durban

The team is pleased to announce its participation in this year’s Top Gear Live Festival in Durban this June! Sam Bird will be driving our demo car around the 2.4km street circuit and is looking forward to the event: “It’s a great the opportunity to drive our Silver Arrow F1 car through the streets of Durban.

Any event where the fans can really get close to the car and experience the noise and power for themselves is fantastic, and we’re all excited about travelling to South Africa in June. Everyone at the factory watches Top Gear regularly and I’m sure it will be a great event!”

Never far from the action Top Gear’s tame racing driver; the Stig will be clocking up times on the Top Gear Festival leader board with some thrilling power laps in two of this year’s ultimate hypercars – a Lamborghini Aventador, the first of its kind to arrive on South African soil and a McLaren MP4/12.

This year’s Top Gear Live Festival is expected to attract tens of thousands of petrol-heads keen to see a Formula One car in action for the first time in Durban; world famous presenters; guest drivers; legends and celebrities in action. Visitors are encouraged to book early so as not to miss the most exciting event on this year’s entertainment and motoring calendar.

For more information on ticket prices or to book visit www.topgearfestival.co.za

About Top Gear Live

Top Gear Live is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Brand Events UK. The live events offer an exciting variation on more traditional motoring events.

Top Gear Festivals* include elements such as Motoring Theatre which incorporates the drama of film and theatre with the thrills and spills of stunts and special effects; Track Action including Stig power laps, head-to-head racing, supercars, drag racing & celebrity race challenges; Exhibition Areas – packed with supercars, classic motors and motoring memorabilia as well as other features.

Since 2008 Top Gear Live events have entertained over 1.2 million fans in 17 cities around the World and we are proud to be bringing this event to Durban, South Africa for the first time.

*Festival content varies by Country

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