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    Video: Fifth Gear headed to Velocity Channel in October
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    For those familiar with Fifth Gear, it's a welcomed alternative if you have burnt yourself out from watching 12 hours straight of Top Gear on torrents and BBC America reruns. The show is hosted by former TG presenters Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson, along with two-time BTCC champ Jason ...

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    Official: MG goes big with new BTCC entry
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    The field of cars entered in the British Touring Car Championship has grown incredibly in the last year or two. But as quintessentially British as the series is, few of those automakers represented on the grid are actually, you know... British. But that's all about to change with the latest entry ...

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    British Touring Car Championship down to five-way title fight at Silverstone finale
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    It's not often that the series crosses these pages, but there's no getting around the fact that UK racing fans have enjoyed an unprecedented level of competition in the British Touring Car Championship this year. No season in BTCC history has had a bigger or more varied field of entries, the lead ...

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    Video: Fifth Gear pits McLaren MP4-12c against Ferrari 458 Italia
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    Fifth Gear's Tiff Needell and Jason Plato (lucky bums!) had a go at both the McLaren MP4-12C and Ferrari 458 Italia, testing each car for thrills and for precision. While both may seem to be winners in the pantheon of automotive excellence, one one can come off victorious. Both drivers render ...

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    Video: Plato v. Coulthard in Red Bull's driving sim
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    Jason Plato vs David Coulthard in the Red Bull F1 simulator – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The Race-Star ConverTTable is cool and all, but compared to Red Bull's F1 racing simulator it's just a toy. Jumping behind the Red Bull sim's wheel are David Coulthard, whose Formula 1 ...

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    Video: Fifth Gear Follies - Tiff puts a scare into Jason aboard Porsche 911 Turbo
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    Tiff Needell scares the life out of Jason Plato – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We revel in watching someone get their wits scared out of them in the passenger seat of a car. It's why we take the time to watch Subaru's slew of new ads for the 2011 WRX STI sedan any time we're ...

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    Video: Fifth Gear rips it up in Chevrolet Camaro SS
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    Fifth Gear hangs out with the Chevrolet Camaro SS – Click above to watch after the jump
    The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro has been in U.S. dealerships for over a year now, and demand for Chevy's newest pony car has been strong from the get-go. And though the Camaro is based off the Australian Zeta ...

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    Five Alive! Fifth Gear reportedly set to return in April... with some changes
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    Fans of British car shows take heart. Nope, we're not talking about Top Gear, but it's cross-town rival Fifth Gear. The Channel 5 car show that picked up after the original Top Gear was canceled was itself the victim of cutbacks recently. In the face of reduced viewership (compared to the five ...

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    VIDEO: Fifth Gear pits Ford Focus RS vs. Mitsubishi Evo X
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    Yesterday, we showed you Fifth Gear's take on the new Audi R8 V10 - notable more for their footage of the gorgeous blue test car than for much in the way of actual performance driving and analysis. In an effort to correct that oversight, we've found ...

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    VIDEO: Jason Plato makes epic save during BTCC race at Brands Hatch
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    Those of you familiar with Fifth Gear have undoubtedly enjoyed Tiff Needell and Jason Plato's powersliding shootouts, and at this weekend's British Touring Car Championship, Plato had the opportunity to show off his sideways skills at Brands Hatch. At ...

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    VIDEO: Jason Plato's firey review of the Caparo T1
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    Earlier this month, Fifth Gear presenter and British Touring Car Championship driver Jason Plato was hurt behind the wheel of the high-performance Caparo T1 supercar while filming a segment for the UK television show. In this video footage of the incident, all looks swell as Plato takes the car ...

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    Look Ma, no hands! SEAT develops world's first driverless touring car
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    Click image to see high res gallery of this unbelievable car!The Seat Leon is a holy terror on the European touring car circuit, but bad luck and driver error can often mean less than perfect results. So the team has been hard at work creating a virtual interface for the vehicle to take the human ...

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