Organisers of the upcoming Top Gear Festival in Sydney will not be moving to cancel or postpone next month’s event in the wake of the show’s host, Jeremy Clarkson, being suspended by the BBC for allegedly punching a producer during a recent filming session.

The British broadcaster confirmed that Clarkson was stood down after what it described as a ‘fracas’, and also revealed that it would not broadcast two of the current series’ remaining episodes until further notice.

Clarkson was scheduled to appear alongside co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond in Australia for the Festival, which takes place on April 18-19 at Sydney Motorsport Park – it is believed by insiders that his suspension could jeopardise the future of the event.

Not so, say Festival organisers, who today told “There are at present no plans to either cancel or postpone the Top Gear Festival in Australia. As things stand the event will go ahead as planned.”

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