Doctor Who star Matt Smith becomes the latest Time Lord to zip around the Top Gear race track this weekend as he takes part in their weekly challenge, “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car”.
Following in the footsteps of the Ninth and Tenth Doctors, Smith will no doubt be hoping to beat both predecessors to win a personal victory over himself.
Back in 2005, Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston set an impressive lap time of 1:52.4 in a Suzuki Liana. However curiously he wasn’t qualified to drive like grown ups, and therefore become the only entrant into the challenge to drive a car with automatic transmission.
A couple of years later, David Tennant impressed in a Chevrolet Lacetti where he made the lap in 1:48.8. However he amusingly lost out to his co-star Billie Piper… by a meagre half a second!
How will Matt Smith fare? Will he be permitted to take the time trial in a Type 40 TARDIS? Tune in on Sunday evening on BBC Two to find out!
(Via Radio Times)