Sky One announces Faster: Race the World, hosted by Steve Jones.
“Faster: Race the World is the kind of dream job you pray for as a presenter. In fact “dream job” is doing it a disservice, it’s just a dream – fast cars, globally exotic locations and a chance for some lucky individuals to exceed their limits. Bring it!”- Steve Jones
Furiously fast cars. Six fearless drivers. A globetrotting competition hosted by Steve Jones to crown the ultimate driving champion. Meet Faster: Race the World. The turbocharged driving show, which will air on Sky One features six of the best drivers in Britain chosen because of their nerveless need for speed, including firefighters, weekend racers and chauffeurs. Pitted against each other in head-to-head challenges, in each episode the Faster ‘crew’ travel to a major city to tap into the urban glamour and local car culture before putting their pedals to the metal.
With weekly speed and skill challenges, the slowest driver faces elimination in a full-throttle race to be crowned Faster’s fastest. Formula 1 presenter and driving nut Steve Jones will be joined by car expert and professional racing driver Robb Holland as the drivers jump behind the wheel of the authentic cars used by local crews – from the legendary Japanese drifters to the iconic American muscle dragsters.
Whether tearing across sand dunes in SUVs in Dubai, powering over frozen lakes in Finland or burning rubber in Miami, Faster: Race the World is described by the broadcaster as the ultimate driving competition for petrolheads and entertainment enthusiasts alike. Who will walk away with the bragging rights? Who is Faster?
“We want entertainment shows that look and feel like movies for Sky One and Faster: Race the World delivers this in spades – high octane, electrifying, adrenalin-fuelled races from across the world that’ll set pulses racing and raise audiences’ collective blood pressure to new levels.”- Phil Edgar-Jones, head of entertainment at Sky