The UK Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is being accused of faking his driving in the show.
We all know that Top Gear UK is the best car-show worldwide and that Clarkson’s words are being taken very seriously by all major car manufacturers but what if all of this will fall apart because of a rumor?
According to DailyMail, the Top Gear “boss” has been accused of faking a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago test, being helped by Formula 3 driver Aaron Scott. In that episode, Clarkson was testing the Lambo at over 200 mph in heavy rain.
“Certainly most of the time professional drivers are doing clever stuff on the track. These takes are cut in to the presenters’ in-car pieces when the program goes out to make it look like Clarkson has been driving all the way through. Pros make it look more exciting. That is what I did and that is what others currently do”, said a person who worked for five years with Top Gear to DailyMail.
“Yes, professional drivers are used on the show. […] If you see Jeremy, Richard or James driving a car around a track it is them driving but the crew may need to go back and get ‘pick-up’ shots, which may use another driver”, said the Top Gear spokesman, Tara Davies.
BBC has denied the “fake driving” and says every time the show is using professional drivers they don’t hide it and when we see Clarkson going very fast it is actually him driving the car.