As previously indicated, Nine begins new episodes of Top Gear next week beginning with the ‘Middle East’ special which aired in the UK in December.
Clarkson, Hammond and May re-enact the journey of the Three Wise Men by travelling from northern Iraq to a stable in Bethlehem. Get ready for more politically incorrect humour.
A new season has also commenced in the UK just over a week ago. In the lastest UK episode Clarkson also made mention of the Floods in Australia.
The new season, fast-tracked direct from the UK, will have Jeremy Clarkson, Richard “The Hamster” Hammond and James “Captain Slow” May getting up to more of the famous tricks that have made Top Gear a global television phenomenon. There’ll be new-model cars tested on the Top Gear track, amazing auto challenges, famous people in the Reasonably Priced Car segment – and a brand new Stig.
In episode one the boys are set a daunting challenge, driving from Iraq to Bethlehem in Israel, a trip the local authorities aren’t too happy about. As a condition of the challenge the boys have to buy and drive two-door convertible sports cars that cost less than $5000. But before even getting to the starting point, they take a wild flight in a dodgy-looking ex-Russian Army tank transporter, fully loaded with their budget sports cars, destination unknown.
Could this be the ultimate Top Gear challenge? It’s an awesome start to the season and a spectacular episode that takes the three hosts through some of the most dangerous spots on earth.
Irreverent, witty and unbiased, the Top Gear team push cars to the limit and beyond to find out if they are any good. If you want to know how big the boot is, look elsewhere. Full of outrageous stunts, incredible challenges and special features, Top Gear is self-deprecating and passionate. There are no boring statistics or conversations about camshafts and tyre pressures. Instead you get authoritative information, grand prix entertainment and loads of style.
It airs Tuesday, February 8, at 8.00pm on Nine.