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Top Gear Racetrack To Be Scrapped For Residential Buildings

After 16 years, Top Gear will be forced to find a new location for testing cars

3y ago
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Reports are coming in that the iconic racetrack at Dunsfold Aerodome which has been the home ground of Top Gear will be used up in the new residential expansion plans. According to Autoblog, the verdict has finally been announced which suggests Top Gear will have to find a new base.

Top Gear have been testing cars on the same patch of land for more than 16 years and it has even been recreated in digital formats in several simulation games. It will be difficult for Top Gear as well as their fans to say goodbye to the race track which saw some epic laps being set by the Stig as well as hundreds of other participants including celebrities and presenters.

It remains to be seen where Top Gear manage to secure a new spot for testing the cars. Change is always difficult to accept and in this case, it is not going to be any different. Let us know which was your favourite clip from this racetrack!

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Comments (20)

  • When you see part of Brooklands in a Tesco car park you know this country does not appreciate motoring history. Could you imagine if the French government suggested building around le mans.. or in Germany at the ring. Fed up of SUV Hybrid driving fools in power taking our playgrounds away.. then complaining people drive badly on the roads! I teach at Elvington and whilst it's not the best circuit it's a circuit to teach on and only one in the area. Well done UK

      3 years ago
    • I am from Germany and I can tell you: If the german government would have any chance, they´d build anything over the existing german racetracks! It´s a miracle, they didn't do it already...

        3 years ago
    • But that is the thing it wouldn't happen. Here everyone is a bit spineless and just accepts it.

        3 years ago
  • This wouldn't have happened with Jeremy, James and Richard in charge of the show.

      3 years ago
    • it probably would have, it was in the works before Clarkson's "fracas" and they'd have no power to stop it because it was local government making the decision based on what some developers wanted, it's not like it's happenning just because...

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        3 years ago
  • End of an era.

      3 years ago
  • It's not the only one. The York Local Plan involves building houses on Elvington Airfield. This is used almost weekly for leisure activities such as speed tests and driving experience days. It was also famous for being the location of one of Richard Hammond's crashes.

    Once the building goes ahead so does any chance of motor related events at the remnants as the occupants of the newly built houses will be able to complain on noise grounds and have them banned. Government, especially local government, doesn't like cars or anything related to them, regardless of the income they bring into the area.

      3 years ago
  • Top Gear is to become the next Fifth Gear, ie cancelled. It's honestly a waste of British license payers money, they test the same vehicles that TGT do and simply do a worse job of it. I have seen all the new episodes and they simply make me cringe. The only high point was seeing Eddie Jordan inside a car on fire.

      3 years ago
    • Sure is

        3 years ago
    • Why does everybody get off slagging the new show? Its effing brilliant to have a high budget TV show with 3 great car reviewers, alongside what we can watch on the Grand Tour (I'm a fan of both, but the Clarkson/Hammond/May banter is getting a...

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        3 years ago
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