We already know Harris from his long series of YouTube videos where he reviews the cars we dream about at night, which is most likely why the new Top gear has brought him among the host roster.
The new Top Gear look has been announced since February and we’re nearing the May date when the first episode of the new series will air. But we also know Harris, 41, is an avid race driver, having taken part in the Nurburgring 24 Hours on a number of occasions, with his best off being a 13th finish back in 2010. He also took part in the Porsche Carrera Cup competitions and made an apparition during a round of Renault Sport’s RS01 Trophy series in 2015 at Silverstone. Now the driver will join Derek Pierce and Chris Cooper in the #30 Team Parker Racing car, which is scheduled to take part in the Am Cup class. “This is a bit of a pinch yourself moment,” he quipped about the participation. “If, last year, you’d asked me what my dream 2016 race season would be, it would have involved a Bentley Continental GT3. I saw an early car being built two years ago and ever since then I’ve wanted to drive one. That I get to do it with Team Parker, a team I’ve had many successes with in the past, is fantastic news.”
By the way, the revamped Top Gear show might turn into a telenovela soon, with the massive ensemble cast having problems already. Apparently the top guns, leading hosts Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, have already collided – the first one didn’t want the latter in the first place. Also, LeBlanc performed a drift stunt at The Cenotaph, a First World War monument in London, which led to public apologies on Twitter.