Clarkson Defends Big Race Outcomes
Posted July 11th, 2008 at 23:43 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear
Andy talked about it earlier today as well, but now Jeremy has weighed in on the whole staged-or-real questions that always pop-up about the big races that they do.
During our race to Oslo, the poor cameraman in the back of the tracking car had to pee in a bottle. We do not stop.
In the Ferrari versus plane race to Verbier, I actually overtook the tracking car, leaving me with nothing but the on board mini cams. I was that desperate to get there first.
And we get back to be accused of fakery by some internet dweeb. It makes my effing teeth itch with rage.
Of course, once the race is run and the result in the bag, the camera crews stay behind to pick up the shots needed to make the whole thing work on television. The details. The icing. But that doesn’t affect the outcome.
And apparently Sunday’s race is “the best film we’ve ever made.” Sunday cannot get here quick enough.