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A Grand Tour presenter crashes TWICE in newest episode – and it is not who you assume it’s


THERE’S a giant crash within the newest episode of The Grand Tour. There often is.

However this time it’s not Richard Hammond who will get carted off to hospital for a mind and again scan

Captain crash - James's Evo is buried in a wall

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Captain crash – James’s Evo is buried in a wall
Calamity James submerged in a lake

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Calamity James submerged in a lake
James May in the latest episode of The Grand Tour

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James Could within the newest episode of The Grand Tour

It’s James Could, aka Captain Gradual.

Or as Hammond now calls him, “Captain Crash”.

Really, Could crashes TWICE in The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick, which streams on Prime Video from midnight tonight.

The primary one is a biggie. He brakes too late after making an attempt to clock the best pace in a tunnel and smashes right into a rock wall.

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Jeremy Clarkson had a go first and admitted it was sketchy.

The second Code Brown sees Could find yourself in a frozen lake.

Earlier than we hear from the trio, right here’s slightly aperitif on the brand new episode: The boys decide their favorite road-going rally automobiles to journey throughout the distant north of ScandinaviaHammond in a Subaru Impreza WRX, Could in a Mitsubishi Evo VIII and Jezza in . . . er . . . an Audi RS 4.

Clarkson units his automobile on fireplace making an attempt to de-ice it, Could tows a one-legged skier, Hammond’s keys get encased in a block of iced urine. A number of chaos. A number of issues get damaged.

Enterprise as common, then. All mixed with jaw-dropping Nordic surroundings.

Could tried to minimize the tunnel smash at an outdated submarine base however I’m having none of it.

He escaped with a damaged rib and a bust lip — courtesy of a flying walkie-talkie — however solely as a result of he yanked the handbrake to keep away from a head-on crash.

In any other case it might have been a really completely different story.

Could, who nudged 78mph within the take a look at, stated: “It seems to be fairly dramatic however I used to be OK principally. Hammond has a lot better crashes

“It’s all very out of character, isn’t it? Perhaps it’s simply machismo, I didn’t assume I used to be responsible of that form of factor, however I used to be making an attempt to win.

“Clarkson’s was being a bore about his V8 so I assumed, I’m not going to let him have that.

“However I left my braking a bit late. I turned it sideways on the handbrake after I knew I used to be by no means going to cease. I form of thought, ‘I’m going to hit the factor, I higher hit it sideways. I can’t flip across the nook as a result of the crew are there and I don’t need to run over anyone’.”

JUST MACHISMO

Clarkson admitted: “It was an enormous accident. I noticed his head clobber the aspect of the B-pillar.

“ when Hammond has an accident, he retains going after the accident has begun. You’ll be able to roll down a highway the other way up and on fireplace for so long as you want, and it’s impossible you’ll get harm.

“What hurts you is coming to a sudden cease. And that’s what occurred to James. I’m not totally sure how briskly he hit that rock face, however I’m going to say 40 miles an hour.

“And from 40 miles an hour to a useless cease is extra harmful than rolling down a hill. I couldn’t imagine how briskly he was going.”

Hammond, in full p***-take mode, stated: “He’s develop into Captain Crash.

“I all the time get it off taxi drivers, ‘Ooh blimey, don’t crash this one’. Perhaps he can have that crown for a bit now. The crashing factor. I don’t thoughts. He’s greater than welcome.”

Could’s injured Evo wanted lots of TLC in an area workshop in an effort to proceed filming.

Could stated: “It was correctly binned. The engine had moved a number of inches to at least one aspect. The physique was twisted. The entrance wishbone was bent again on itself.

BODY WAS TWISTED

“The intercooler plumbing seemed like a trombone that had been by way of a mangle. Even the entrance brake calliper had cracked.

“It depressed me totally. I hate breaking issues, particularly automobiles.

“However we managed to get collectively sufficient bits or hammer sufficient bits straight to make it go once more — and it labored completely completely. Like a rally automobile ought to after a crash.”

However then got here accident No2, crashing by way of skinny ice on a frozen lake.

Clarkson stated: “This one wasn’t his fault. No means. It may have been any of us.

“Maybe we must always have stopped and checked with the authorities that the ice was thick sufficient to help us over all the space of the lake, however we didn’t have time for that.

“So, we simply bombed throughout it, and he discovered a skinny bit. It was fairly humorous watching it.”

  • The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick streams on Prime Video from midnight tonight.

CLARKSON ON SHOW NAME

He stated: “It’s a intelligent title as a result of a Scandi flick is a manoeuvre carried out by Scandinavian rally drivers when they’re approaching a bend.

“If it’s a right-hander, they flip sharply to the left simply earlier than they should flip proper, which upsets the steadiness of the automobile and causes a skid.

The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick streams on Prime Video from midnight tonight

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The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick streams on Prime Video from midnight tonight

“It is usually the identify given to any Scandinavian pornographical film

“And this present is porn. Location porn.

“As a result of, holy mom of Mary, northern Norway doesn’t half get its peaks out for the lads.”

ALSO STARRING . . . CLARKSON’S AUDI RS 4

HE says: “The thought was that we’d purchase three automobiles that had been created to go rallying, and immediately Richard shotgunned the Subaru Impreza, James bagged the Mitsubishi Evo, which is why I ended up with an Audi RS 4.

“Which, as James and Richard have been eager to level out, by no means was a rally automobile.

Jeremy said: 'Richard shotgunned the Subaru Impreza, James bagged the Mitsubishi Evo, which is why I ended up with an Audi RS 4'

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Jeremy stated: ‘Richard shotgunned the Subaru Impreza, James bagged the Mitsubishi Evo, which is why I ended up with an Audi RS 4’

“But it surely was descended from one.

“The Quattro. And there’s no getting spherical the truth that its V8 is likely one of the best possible engines ever made.”

HAMMOND’S SUBARU IMPREZA WRX

He says: “It’s simply magnificent. It’s analogue, it’s mechanical, it’s not electronically enhanced past the inevitable.

“They compromised a rally automobile to make a saloon automobile, which suggests you’ll be able to really feel it doing what it’s born to do, proper right down to the configuration of the engine.

Richard Hammond said he has always loved the Subaru Impreza WRX

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Richard Hammond stated he has all the time liked the Subaru Impreza WRX

“I’ve all the time liked them, all the time needed one, so I’m holding this one.

“I’m going to stay it by way of my workshop and switch it right into a little bit of a beast.”

MAY’S MITSUBISHI EVO VIII

He says: “I used to be going to maintain mine too. But it surely’s fully bollocksed.

“It’s a unique size one aspect from the opposite.

James said: 'Rally cars are crashed all the time'

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James stated: ‘Rally automobiles are crashed on a regular basis’

“Rally automobiles are crashed on a regular basis.

“They’re crushed again into form within the area after which they keep on.

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“The crash and revival of my automobile cemented its rallying credentials.

“I used to be merely conducting a much more thorough take a look at than the opposite two.”

Green for go as James speeds off

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Inexperienced for go as James speeds off
James driving the car

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James driving the automobile
Red alert as James crashes

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Crimson alert as James crashes
James is helped by safety crew

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James is helped by security crew
James in the ambulance

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James within the ambulance



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