Barbados ‘victory’ at Top Gear
by Kamilah Cadogan
There were many thrills and, thankfully, hardly any spills, unless you count one of the most popular event of the day – the car football. The teams were Barbados vs England.
Representing for Barbados were Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton, former Top Gear presenter Tiff Needell and The Stig. England’s “players” were the Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.
The six stars took to the track with a giant inflatble football and much to the delight of the thousands of fans, took part in a hilarious game of football.
Team Barbados were the eventual winners with the final score of 3-2.
Play was delayed several times as the cars tipped over often and the ball burst during a particularly intense tussle.
During the final minutes of the game, Clarkson’s car gave out and the Top Gear presenter took to the track himself and kicked the giant ball around himself, inciting peals of laughter and a huge applause from the audience.
At various points during the day, Hamilton set the track ablaze in his Formula 1 car.
The glorious sound of the powerful engine echoed throughout the Bushy Park Circuit thrilling fans, many of whom may never have seen a Formula1 car live and direct.
Ken Block was the definite highlight of the Red Bull Global Rallycross. He showed off his skills drifitng around the track and serious catching air off the jump.
Other events of the day included the F1 Showdown, several powerlaps by The Stig in various cars, batting and bowling cricket challenges and a supercar showdown.
Reigning Miss Barbados World Regina Ramjit went on the ride of her life in a Jaguar around the track, while being asked various trivia questions. She managed to answer a number of them, between her squeals and screams.
Overall the day was an exciting success and promises to be even more exciting tomorrow with the finals of the Red Bull Global Rallycross. Fans of motorsport will certainly be in for more treats.