Following the announcement that Friends star Matt LeBlanc would be joining Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans behind the wheel of the revamped Top Gear, four more names have been released, completing the line up.
Evans and LeBlanc will be joined by Eddie Jordan, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris and Rory Reid. The Stig will be rounding out the team.
Also known as EJ, Jordan is a former motorsport team boss, a businessman, entrepreneur and musician.
Jordan launched Jordan Grand Prix in 1991 which rapidly gained him respect and attention in the racing community.
He has acted as a mentor to some of the biggest names in motor sports, including Aryton Senna, Nigel Mansel and Michael Schumacher – who made his Formula 1 debut on Jordan’s team.
Since 2009, Jordan has been a pundit for the BBC Formula 1 coverage.
German motor racing driver Sabine Schmitz has become known as the ‘fastest taxi driver in the world’ as she drove one of the BMW M5 ‘ring taxis’ around the Nurburgring.
She estimates that she has driven the circuit over 30 000 times.
Schmitz has appeared on Top Gear several times and regularly appears on German television.
Chris Harris is a long-time motoring journalist, and has written for AutoCar, Evo and website Jalopnik.
He also presents successful YouTube channel Chris Harris on Cars, and reviews cars on American TV channel NBCSN.
Harris is well known for his pull-no-punches reviews which have got him into some disagreements with car manufacturers.
In 2011 Harris criticised Ferrari for their efforts to “win every test [review] at any cost” which resulted in Ferrari banning him from reviewing their cars.
Similarly, in an article titled “Lamborghinis Are The Perfect Cars For People Who Can’t Drive”, he expressed concerns about the manufacturer’s future.
Consequently Lamborghini banned him from reviewing their cars.
The only member of the presenting team recruited through 2015’s Open Auditions, Reid is also an award-winning motoring journalist.
Rory has written and presented for CNET UK where he launched their Car Tech Channel, winning an award from the Association of Online Publishers.
Reid has also presented Sky 1’s Gadget Geeks, and is a presenter of the successful fast, Furious and Funny YouTube channel.