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Herald Sun - Motoring - - CARSGUIDE CONFIDENTIAL -

The Three Stooges of global mo­tor­ing will all be in Aus­tralia in April. After two years with Jeremy Clark­son and James May on duty for the Top Gear Fes­ti­val, Richard “The Ham­ster” Ham­mond takes his place at Syd­ney Mo­tor­sport Park on April 18-19.

On the ev­i­dence of the first two TG fes­ti­vals in Syd­ney, the trio will be over­shad­owed by Dan Ric­cia­rdo.

Red Bull has been a big backer of the event in the past two years, bring­ing its F1 stars Mark Web­ber and then Ric­cia­rdo to Syd­ney, as well as V8 Su­per­car aces Jamie Whin­cup and Craig Lown­des.

Third in this year’s F1 cham­pi­onship, Ric­cia­rdo will in Perth for a hol­i­day break be­fore pre-sea­son test­ing as team leader at Red Bull Rac­ing. Ex­pect to see him lap­ping at East­ern Creek in one of the team’s older grand prix cars.

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