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Barbados to host Top Gear Live event in May, 2014

The Caribbean island of Barbados will be hosting the Top Gear Festival in May, 2014. The event is based on the British BBC TV series and it will feature top performance cars and drivers who will be showcased at the Bushy Park. The motorsports event will be hosted by the show's presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Barbados to host Top Gear Live event in May, 2014

Presenters of the renowned British Top Gear TV show will be heading to the Caribbean island of Barbados next year to stage the Top Gear Festival.

The motorsports event is based on the BBC TV series and will feature top performance cars and drivers. Top Gear Festival Barbados will take place on 17th and 18th may, 2014 and will be hosted by the show's presenters: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

Richard Sealy, the Minister of Tourism and Transportation, commented:

"The realisation of this dream has been a long time coming. Barbados is already the base for the celebrated Sol Rally Barbados, which has seen the cream of the crop of the rally world compete on our island's roads and hosting Top Gear Festival, now places Barbados firmly at the heart of Caribbean motorsport. We have identified events and niches that are integral to the viability of our industry and Top Gear Festival ticks these boxes."

He also added:

"Essential plans and actions are well on track for the project with Bushy Park Circuit promising to be the perfect venue. We look forward to welcoming a wide audience to the island with fans expected to travel from the UK, North America, Europe, Caribbean and Brazil."

Motorsports enthusiasts visiting Barbados will be able to enjoy the action at the newly-renovated Bushy Park Circuit with an amazing line-up of The Stig, the Top Gear Stunt Team and guest drivers from the world of motorsport and entertainment.

Previous Top Gear Live events have featured world-class drivers as well as a number of dare-devil stunts such as the world's first indoor loop-the-loop, which created a new Guinness World Record, an F1 ice-cream van, a 300-foot car bungee, and a fleet of flaming 911 Porsches.

The event is expected to attract thousands of spectators from tourists in Barbados, to local residents who are keen to see the motorsports action.

"We are delighted to be working with the Barbados Tourism Authority and the Bushy Park Circuit following their extensive efforts to secure a Top Gear Festival for 2014. Having enjoyed successes in many countries around the world we're looking forward to playing a major part in the re-launch of Bushy Park Circuit in May, and being an annual fixture in the Barbados motorsport calendar as the new circuit gains global recognition."

Stated James Cooke-Priest, the Chief Operating Officer for Top Gear Live.

Barbados is an island nation situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, north east of Venezuela. The island is home to a wide selection of luxurious beachfront Barbados hotels, pristine white sugar-soft beaches, golf courses, gourmet restaurants, and lively bars and nightclubs.

In Barbados, tourists can hike through verdant nature reserves such as the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary and the Farley Hill National Park; visit the historic towns of Holetown, Speightstown, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bridgetown; or scuba dive and snorkel in crystal clear azure ocean waters where colourful coral reefs are teeming with tropical marine species.

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