The Stig will drive the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1™ Car at Top Gear Festival

Durban, South Africa, 27th May 2013

Hot on the heels of last week’s news that Triple Formula 1TM World Champions, Infiniti Red Bull Racing will join the grid at next months Top Gear Festival, there’s even more good news. Not only will fans see the record-breaking RB7 Formula 1TM car but it will be driven by none other than Top Gear’s mystery racing driver The Stig.

The celebrated car will appear both on the street circuit, where it will be driven by highly acclaimed Red Bull Junior Team member António Félix da Costa, and also in the Stadium show when The Stig will get behind the wheel.  Hosted by Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May the 2013 edition is shaping up to be one of the most thrilling to date.  Even Jeremy has expressed his delight with the announcement;

“I thought our Durban show couldn’t get any faster, noisier or more exciting. Then I discovered that Red Bull is bringing an actual F1 car along and letting The Stig drive it. Which is very excellent news indeed.”

The tens of thousands of fans visiting next month’s event will be the first to witness a Formula 1™ car being driven on the specially laid tarmac inside the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Further stadium highlights will include Clarkson taking on The Stig with help from the armed forces; world leading precision driving by the fearless Top Gear Stunt Team; and a game of motorised sidecar polo which will inevitably, and repeatedly, end in disaster.

The Top Gear Festival will take place from June 15-16, 2013 at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Tickets are on sale now and range from the Basic Ticket at R250 to R2 100 for an Ultimate Package. For more information on ticket prices or to book, visit For travelling Top Gear enthusiasts and guests, there is a full range of travel packages, from self-drive packages and luxury coach packages to flight packages, which include travel, and accommodation on a B&B basis in a Tsogo Sun 3 star or 4 star Hotel.

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