Super cars were shipped to Norway, the crew was ready and recording along the Atlantic Road and the Trollstigen would start the next day.
Then, sheriff Andreas Hustad in Rauma said no.
Hustad could not give the Top Gear team an exemption from road traffic laws and allow the speed limits to be violated, even though the Public Roads Administration had agreed to close off sections during the shooting, according to Eirik Hattrem on the site Shorthand Social.
“I said yes to filming and road closures on Trollstigen. But I have no authority to allow anyone to break the law. In the event of an accident, whose responsibility would it be then?,” the Rauma sheriff told NRK news.
He stressed that he did not know why Top Gear chose to cancel, but maintains that he can not give someone permission to break the law.
“I got an email with thanks for the quick reply. Then, they wrote that they would not be filming. What was the reason for cancellation was, I cannot say,” he says.
According to the British tabloid newspaper The Sun, BBC had spent several weeks transporting a Ferrari and Lamborghini to Norway with a price tag of over three million kroner, newspaper Bergens Tidende reports.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today