Top Gear: The Races

Had a fun assignment today – covering the South African launch event of BBC’s Top Gear: The Races. Added bonus: I most likely lost a few pounds from all that running….

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Three local DJ’s, Mo Flava (Metro FM), DJ Ankle Tap (YFM) and Sureshnie Rider (5FM) gathered at Hotel Lamunu in Braamfontein, where they received instructions on a very special “BBC Brit Top Gear: The Races challenge”: getting to the Radisson Blue Gautrain hotel, right in the centre of busy Sandton, using very different modes of transport: the Gautrain; a Ferrari F430 Spider and a minibus taxi!

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In typical Joburg fashion – the winning mode of transportation was the minibus taxi! Had we not missed the Gautrain by 60 seconds – I would otherwise have put my money on the train.

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Top Gear: The Races, hosted by Matt LeBlanc, launches on BBC Brit (DStv channel 120) at 8pm on 9 December 2015.

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