Top Gear Italia

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Top Gear
Created by BBC Worldwide
Based on Top Gear
by BBC
Developed by Toro Media
Presented by Davide Valsecchi
Guido Meda
Joe Bastianich
Starring The Stig
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Running time45min [1]
Original network Sky Uno
Original releaseMarch 22 (2016-03-22) 
April 26, 2016 (2016-04-26)
Related shows Top Gear (franchise)

Top Gear Italia is an Italian motoring show, which was first broadcast on 22 March 2016 on Sky Uno. It is an international version of the British BBC Two motoring show, Top Gear . This version of the show is presented by Davide Valsecchi, Guido Meda and Joe Bastianich. It also features the Italian version of "The Stig".



It was reported by The Guardian on 27 July 2015 that Sky Italy had purchased the right to the format and that Guido Meda (a presenter for the Italian version of Sky Sports and commentator of the Moto GP), Joe Bastianich (previously a judge on MasterChef Italia) and a then unconfirmed third host would be the presenters of the localised version. [2] Later in the year it was revealed that the third presenter would be Davide Valsecchi, known for motorsport in Italy, through his personal Twitter account. [3] Sky released an official statement on 16 February 2016 revealing that filming would take place between 18 February and 1 March of that year with first episode airing on 22 March, it also revealed that a test track had been set up at the Biella-Cerrione Airport. [4]


One of the confirmed challenges is where the presenters are challenged to build a popemobile for 5000 Euros. [5]


No. Title Reviews Features/challenges Guest(s) Original air date
1Episode 1 Ferrari LaFerrari Race across Rome (Audi R8Jaguar F-type SVRFord Mustang) Cristiana Capotondi 22 March 2016 (2016-03-22)
2Episode 2 Lamborghini Huracán Car road trip (McLaren P1Jaguar XFRVolkswagen Golf) Max Gazzè 29 March 2016 (2016-03-29)
3Episode 3 Porsche 911 GT3 SUV challenge (Land Rover Range RoverLand Rover Mk1Porsche Macan)Alessandro Borghi • Alessandro Roja5 April 2016 (2016-04-05)
4Episode 4 BMW i8 Caravan drag race (Dodge CaravanNissan CaravanChevrolet Caravan) Claudio Bisio 12 April 2016 (2016-04-12)
5Episode 5 Aston Martin DB11 Top Gear AwardsCiro Priello • Simone Ruzzo19 April 2016 (2016-04-19)
6Episode 6 Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 Best of Top Gear Cesare Cremonini 26 April 2016 (2016-04-26)

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