The test track used by BBC Two’s hit motoring show Top Gear has been added to Google Street View.
The news means fans can now virtually follow the skid marks of Clarkson, Hammond, May and the raft of celebrities who have graced its hallowed tarmac over the years.
To ‘visit’ the track at Dunsfold Aerodrome, Surrey, simply type ‘Top Gear Test Track’ into Google Maps and drag the orange Pegman onto the track.
To celebrate its addition to Google’s popular mapping service, The Stig accompanied the Google Street View car as it lapped the familiar figure-of-eight track.
Duncan Gray, Top Gear’s Commercial Director, BBC Worldwide said: “From anywhere on the planet, Top Gear’s millions of followers can now explore the official track from the show with some spectacular shots, thanks to Google Street View technology. We did have to tell The Stig to slow down a couple of times though.”
Ulf Spitzer, Street View Program Manager, Google added: “At Google, we’re used to life in the fast lane, so we were thrilled to ride alongside the infamous Stig and capture imagery of what has become a British — and indeed global — institution for automobile fans.”
Top Gear returns to UK screens with Series 21 on Sunday 2nd February at 8.00pm on BBC TWO and BBC TWO HD.