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Tiff Needell joined the BBC's Grandstand motor racing and World Rally commentary team in the mid 1980s, spending much of his time working alongside Murray Walker.

In 1987 he became part of the BBC2 Top Gear team and went on to become one of the programmes lead presenters throughout the nineties.

Tiff hosted Indycar and NASCAR live coverage for Sky Sports in early 1990s. Parting from the BBC at the end of 2001 he started a brand new motoring programme called Fifth Gear for Channel Five in 2002 which he is still presenting today. He has also presented series of Ultimate and World’s Greatest programmes for the same channel and returned to Sky Sports to present Powerboat P1.

He has Appeared live on stage with Jeremy Clarkson at MPH 04, 05 and 06 and continues to write for Auto Express.

Away from the small screen Tiff is kept busy with a variety of corporate engagements including after-dinner speaking, hosting Track Days, fronting Conferences and comparing Award Ceremonies.

Racing Driver History

  • Started racing in 1971 driving a Formula Ford Lotus 69F.
  • Formula Ford Champion in 1975.
  • Premier Award winner at 1976 Grovewood Awards.
  • Turned professional in 1977 to drive for Unipart Formula 3 Team.
  • Grand Prix driver for Team Ensign in 1980.
  • Made Le Mans 24 Hours debut in 1981.
  • Concentrated on World Endurance Sportscars through the 1980s.
  • Third at Le Mans in 1990 driving a privately entered Porsche 962.
  • Switched to Touring Cars for 1993 and 1994 to drive works Nissan Primera.
  • Back to sportscars for 1995 with Jaguar XJ220.
  • Raced for Newcastle United sponsored Lister Storm team from 1996 to 2000.
  • Contested 14 Le Mans 24 Hour races – the last in 1997.
  • Drove an Aston Martin DBRS9 in 2006 FIA GT3 Championship.

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