Tiff Needell

Motorsports Legend & TV Presenter

British racing driver and television presenter Tiff Needell is one of the nations most loved and recognisable motorsport personalities. Beginning his racing career in 1970 at Brands Hatch, Tiff would eventually find himself in the glitz and glamour of Formula One, racing for team Ensign. A fabulous motorsport speaker and event host for functions, Needell is an enthusiastic and hugely passionate character who is sure to entertain and engage guests throughout proceedings.

Graduating to Formula 3, Tiff spent the majority of the 1970s battling at the forefront of the series before moving to the Aurora British Formula One Championship. By 1979, Tiff was on the precipice of the F1 World Championship, yet a lack of the correct licence postponed his debut for a year. Signing with Team Ensign for 1980, Tiff raced in two Grand Prix, Belgium and Monaco, proving his ability at the very pinnacle of motorsport. Describing some of his most heated battles with legends of the sport, Tiff will give audience members an insight as a motorsport speaker into the intensity and danger of racing in that era.

After his appearances in Formula One, Tiff would go on to challenge for the Le Mans title with various teams, recording a 3rd best finish in 1990. The rest of Needell’s racing career would consist of racing tin-tops in the British Touring Car Championship and TOCA.

Moving into television as a TV Presenter in the late-1980s, Tiff became a co-host on BBC’s TopGear, instantly proving a hit with the audience thanks to his huge knowledge and supreme driving skill. Moving to Channel Five’s Fifth Gear in 2001, Tiff has been a stalwart figure on the show up to the present day, providing leading reviews of supercars from across the globe.  Needell has also accumulated huge experience of hosting national events including the MPH Show as well as co-starring in Top Gear Live alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.  With numerous events under his belt, Tiff will be a consummate professional in any undertaking as either a motorsport speaker or event host.

To book motorsport speaker Tiff Needell for your event as an event host or after dinner speaker, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency on +44 1509 85 29 27 or fill in our online form today.

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