23 April 1975 |
|Occupation||Racing driver, driving instructor, journalist, television presenter|
|Known for||Top Gear Australia|
Steve Pizzati is an Australian race driver, driving instructor, television presenter and free-lance motoring journalist. He was born in Melbourne to Italian parents; he did not learn to speak English until he was four years old.
In 2008, he was selected from 4,000 applicants to be one of the presenters of Top Gear Australia on SBS TV. In 2010 he was the only host selected by the Nine Network to continue with the new broadcaster thus making him the only host to have been a part of all four series of the show.
Pizzati is also a regular host of the Top Gear Live and Top Gear Festival shows having joined Top Gear UK hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond for the Top Gear Live stadium show at Acer Arena in Sydney in 2009 and 2015 as well as joining Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Shane Jacobson for the Top Gear Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2013 and 2014.
Radio 3AW Melbourne uses Pizzati as its regular motoring expert, while he also co-hosts a program called 'Motor-mouth' with Peter 'Grubby' Stubbs and Diane 'Dee Dee' Dunleavy every Saturday at 4pm.