Middlesbrough kit is Top Gear!

Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sported the Middlesbrough FC colours – proudly emblazoned with the Garmin logo – in a half-time pitch invasion last Saturday.


The trio were in town promoting the Top Gear exhibition at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art when they gatecrashed the Boro v Notts Forest fixture at the Riverside Stadium to announce an extra 3,500 free tickets for Middlesbrough fans.

Clarkson and pals were greeted with a mix of cheers and jibes as they launched into their trademark banter in front of 22,700 supporters from both teams.

Clarkson said: “I will treasure that memory for the rest of my time. It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. It was every bit as good as piloting an F-15 fighter jet, driving a Ferrari flat out or racing trucks to the centre of the Arctic.”

10_TOP_GEAR_BORO Ever true to the show’s sense of mischief they first walked onto the pitch wearing local rival Newcastle United shirts before changing into their Garmin-backed strip.

Hammond added: “The Boro fans showed a great sense of humour in going along with our little joke. What a great place!”

The stunt was filmed for the Top Gear Christmas Special, to be screened on 20 December.