The FIA World Rallycross Championship is to feature on this week’s episode of BBC2’s Top Gear Programme.
In the programme itself, presenter James May takes on some of WorldRX’s best at the Lydden Hill circuit in Kent, the Spiritual home of Rallycross. The shows other presenters, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond, act as spotters for May.
Racing alongside James May are Top Gear USA presenter Tanner Foust, 2014 World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg and 2014 Lydden Hill WorldRX victor Andreas Bakkerud.
During a live Top Gear preview show held in January, the trailer for the current series includes several other Rallycross Supercars taking part including a Peugeot-Hansen Peugeot 208 WRX, a Proctor Motorsport Ford Fiesta, two VW-Marklund Mk5 Polo‘s and a Citroen DS3.
Sunday’s show will be broadcast simultaneously in more than 50 countries as Top Gear will be seen in locations across Australia, Africa and the Middle East at the same time as the programme is shown on BBC2 in the UK. A further ten countries including Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong will screen the programme within 24 hours of the UK transmission.
Top Gear is broadcast in 214 territories worldwide with an estimated global audience of 350 million. The show holds the 2013 Guinness World of Record as the world’s most watched factual television programme
The 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship begins at Montalegre in Portugal on 24-26 April.