Since last year I had an idea for a show about the things that most people don’t realise under 17s can do in cars. Supercar driving experiences, track-days, even racing on the British GT Championship weekends like me, are just some of the things you can do before you take your driving test. There’s even a special kind of hatchback that you can drive solo on the road before you are 17.
When I heard about the Top Gear auditions, I thought this is the perfect opportunity to make this idea happen. Top Gear decided to limit the auditions for 17s and over (even if you don’t have a driver license) for safety reasons. I think they probably didn’t realise that at 16 you can have a full class ‘A’ MSA racing license, like me. There are a lot of things I can do that a 17 year old, with or without a road-license aren’t allowed to do so I started tweeting about it using #GetDamaniOnTopGear.
If I listened when people said it wasn’t realistic to want to be a racing driver, then I’d be nowhere now so I’ll be doing an audition anyway. Hopefully they will change their minds. If not, who knows where it will lead!
You can read the article online here.
See my 30 second audition and more, here: