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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines—the new hosts of Top Gear have been found. Hot on the heels of Friends star Matt LeBlanc joining the series, BBC America announced Formula 1 commentator Eddie Jordan, world record-breaking racing driver Sabine Schmitz, journalist Chris Harris and car reviewer Rory Reid will join the series alongside Chris Evans (sorry, not that one.)

"We really do have a bit of everything for everyone," Evans said in a statement. "A fellow lifelong petrolhead from the other side of the pond in Matt; a fearless speed-demon in the irrepressible and effervescent Sabine; the encyclopedic, funny and wonderfully colorful character that is EJ; Chris, one of the world's top no-nonsense car reviewers; and Rory, who simply blew me away in his audition and fully deserves his place on the team."

The new cast comes after Top Gear dropped longtime host Jeremy Clarkson in March 2015. Co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May also exited the series after Clarkson was let go.

"As a car nut and a massive fan of Top Gear, I'm honored and excited to be a part of this iconic show's new chapter," LeBlanc said in a statement when his involvement was announced. "What a thrill!"

Top Gear returns with its new gang in May on BBC America in the States.

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