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Fifth Gear Back In May On Discovery’s Quest Channel
Posted January 26th, 2012 at 23:37 by Viper007Bond in Fifth Gear, Jason Plato, Tiff Needell

After 10 years on Channel 5, Fifth Gear is moving to Quest, a TV channel in the UK run by Discovery, for at least a run of two 9 episode seasons with the episodes returning to the hour long format.

[via lots of great tipsters, Twitter, Broadcast]

Jason Plato To Drive Nissan GT-R On Fifth Gear
Posted February 9th, 2008 at 01:59 by Viper007Bond in Fifth Gear, Jason Plato

On February 25th’s episode of Fifth Gear, Jason Plato will be driving the much anticipated and much hyped Nissan GT-R.

Of course just like on every Monday, make sure to stop by here as we’ll be having the episode for you.

Caparo T1 Bursts Into Flames, Burns Jason Plato
Posted October 10th, 2007 at 10:32 by Viper007Bond in Fifth Gear, Jason Plato

While filming for Fifth Gear, the Caparo T1 Jason was driving at 150 MPH burst into flames, giving him burns on his hands, face, and neck. Word is the burns are minor and he should be okay as he plans to race in the BTCC this weekend.

“We were testing the Caparo T1 for Fifth Gear and we took it to Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, a private testing facility, which is common practice.

“There was a slight loss of power, I looked in the mirror and saw some smoke, there was a slight smell of oil and then suddenly there was this intense heat. The car spontaneously erupted into a ball of flame and I was sat in the middle of a fireball. I hit the brakes, brought the car to a stop as quickly as I could and jumped out.”

More details at the BTCC’s website.

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