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And the winner is... // Revealing who will be going to Top Gear Live in London

Published by Mr. C

Our first ever Sidepodcompetition drew to a close on Monday night, and we can now announce the winner! I know, it's taken quite a while, more on that in a moment. For now, many congratulations go to Chris Harland.

Chris correctly answered the question: Shell have a unique FMT formulation that is one of the added benefits when using V-Power fuel in your vehicle. What does FMT stand for in this instance?

The answer was: Friction Modification Technology.

The tickets are now winging their way to Chris, and on Sunday he'll be at Earl's Court watching the Top Gear Live show unfold. Clarkson and Co. plus plenty of action awaits him. We're looking forward to hearing all about it upon his return.

We had a great response to the competition, 40 entries through the new and rather snazzy form, plus a couple via email. Nobody got it wrong, and there were plenty of submissions from names we haven't seen before... Hello lurkers! Why not join the real-time conversation? We'd love to hear from you.

When it came to selecting a winner, things didn't go exactly according to plan, as Chris was the name we pulled from the hat at the second attempt. Unfortunately, we didn't get a response for the initial winner, which caused all manner of trouble given the tight deadline we were working to. Thanks go to the lovely people at Edelman and Shell, for not only allowing us to run the competition but also for going beyond the call of duty and fast-tracking tickets to the winner at the last minute.

Thanks to everyone who took part, and please do have a go at whatever Sidepodcompetition pops up next.