Top Gear will focus more on motorcycles

Chris Evans said on a social network this morning that the new Top Gear will certainly have more bikes.

After dismissing Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May from Top Gear, it seems like BBC’s car show will suffer some changes. Chris Evans, a radio DJ,  signed a three-year deal with the british TV company two days ago to become Top Gear’s new host replacing the infamous Jeremy Clarkson.

Just a few days after signing the papers, Evans said: “’There will be more motorbikes on the new Top Gear. Do you think we should go to The TT?”. In another Tweet, the radio DJ added: “Hovercraft/motorbike, motorbike/hovercraft. Car show ? Er – lunar module ??? Anyone ??? Jet ski ??? Anyone ??? Waiting. . . .”

Chris Evans Ferrari collection
Chris Evans Ferrari collection

Chris Evans is no stranger to motorcycles. As proof, he’s been giving airtime to bikes in the past on his Radio 2 show. Furthermore, the radio DJ took bike training several years ago. Rumour has it that he isn’t the only motorcycle enthusiast  in Top Gear’s new line-up. Guy Martin is also in the works for a seat in the motoring tv show.

Guy Martin has a reputation for thrashing bikes at the Isle Of Man Tourist Trophy, North West 200 and other road races in the UK. Not only that, but the  lorry mechanic keeps himself busy by hosting TV shows such as Speed with Guy Martin, a motoring programme where he tries to break four speed records. Taking all this into account, the Grimsby TT racer said on Ulster TV earlier this year: “I don’t think I’d be able to get the time off work! I don’t want to try and be the man who replaced Jeremy Clarkson, but never say never.”

Guy Martin

Top Gear will also have a female presenter to join Chris Evans and probably Guy Martin. For the time being speculations point to Jodie Kidd, a former model. Jodie made guest appearances in the past and she’s quite fast around Top Gear’s track, holding one of the fastest lap times in “star in a reasonably priced car” challenge. And this is not all. Kidd was the host of  Channel 5’s Classic Cars Show. She was short on words regarding all the speculations, saying “all changing on the show”. It’s going to be interesting, the next couple of months,” she concluded.

Jodie Kidd



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