Narrow escape for Top Gear presenters on Monte-Carlo Rally

Photo: Automobile Club of Monaco
Photo: Automobile Club of Monaco

Top Gear presenters Chris Harris and Eddie Jordan narrowly escaped from a burning car during the Monte-Carlo rally’s SS17 stage. Harris was driving new £50,000 Alpine sports car with Jordan in the passenger seat, when the engine cut out and the warning lights came on.

Both presenters made it out safely as flames came from under the vehicle and destroyed it totally in four minutes.

“The flames went up my arm,” Harris said, before adding that both were wearing fireproof overalls and gloves. Neither were injured or suffered from smoke inhalation.

“Sadly the car was lost and it always makes me sad to see a beautiful car destroyed.” Jordan said: “Doing a stage of the Monte Carlo Rally was a dream come true for me. The car was stunning – so light on its toes. “It was dancing around the mountain and Chris was driving it beautifully.”


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