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Season 22  "World Rallycross"  22x7

Aired 4 years ago - Mar 08, 2015

James May is taken far outside his comfort zone as he straps into an insanely fast, highly tuned, 600-horsepower hatchback and is thrown into the lion's den of World Rallycross racing with Top Gear USA host and professional driver Tanner Foust teaming up with him. As well as trying to fend off a pack of top-flight professional drivers, May's life is made harder by his support crew, the distinctively unsupportive Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. Also in this show, Clarkson is at the track in the latest Jaguar F-type R and a sensational, modernised E-type called the Eagle Low Drag GT, while Hammond is in Spain to test the brand new version of the legendary Mazda MX-5. Finally, Brit Pack acting star Nicholas Hoult tries his hand in the Reasonably Priced Car.

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And that's half throttle.
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And then there's the control system, which is touch screen.
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and the spirit of the original and then brought them up to date.
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They're fabulous and somebody had to make them and the bracket
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Rah, rah! With opinions and noise.
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♪ Got the sun in my eyes... ♪
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~ This is... ~ I'm letting you know what it's like to sleep with me.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 7 (S22E07) - 13
Well, they made 918.
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~ The Tories aren't much better, are they? ~ Nice balancing work.
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Which, incidentally, is not representative of midwifery.
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~ they had Victor. ~ Viceroy.
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And you end up with a car that actually looks like this.
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But what puzzles me is they've chosen to put an image
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.. they take away the only thing in the world
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But now there's a new MX5 and I went to Humberside to drive it.
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and this is still in the top five all-time great gear changes...
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which is absolutely fine.
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So Mazda have made holes and taken out pieces of that glass.
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I said so in the film.
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Now, my guest tonight came to fame as a boy,
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and they turned and saw that coming
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that they'd specially made for the shoot,
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You are quite accident prone on films, are you not?
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police interruptions in your driving...?
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And she did set a new record of 22 practice
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~ That does look quick through there. ~ It felt like I was going as fast as I could.
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But that is a very...
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and our cars were plucked from the pages of the classifieds
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One of them is the son of the bloke who owns this track,
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'the considerable complexities of the racing.'
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It's quite a responsible job, the spotter, then.
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He stayed in a Ramada Inn last night with Lenny Henry.
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~ Does that happen a lot in this? ~ I don't think it's ever happened.
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Turn the radio down, you're blowing my ears out.
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'No thanks to my colleagues, I managed to finish
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'I decided to get my joker out of the way on lap one...'

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Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 7 (S22E07) - 2
And that's half throttle.
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And then there's the control system, which is touch screen.
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and the spirit of the original and then brought them up to date.
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They're fabulous and somebody had to make them and the bracket
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Rah, rah! With opinions and noise.
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♪ Got the sun in my eyes... ♪
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 7 (S22E07) - 12
~ This is... ~ I'm letting you know what it's like to sleep with me.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 7 (S22E07) - 13
Well, they made 918.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 7 (S22E07) - 14
~ The Tories aren't much better, are they? ~ Nice balancing work.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 7 (S22E07) - 15
Which, incidentally, is not representative of midwifery.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 7 (S22E07) - 16
~ they had Victor. ~ Viceroy.
#16
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And you end up with a car that actually looks like this.
#17
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But what puzzles me is they've chosen to put an image
#18
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.. they take away the only thing in the world
#19
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But now there's a new MX5 and I went to Humberside to drive it.
#20
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and this is still in the top five all-time great gear changes...
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which is absolutely fine.
#22
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So Mazda have made holes and taken out pieces of that glass.
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I said so in the film.
#26
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Now, my guest tonight came to fame as a boy,
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 7 (S22E07) - 28
and they turned and saw that coming
#28
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that they'd specially made for the shoot,
#29
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You are quite accident prone on films, are you not?
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police interruptions in your driving...?
#33
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And she did set a new record of 22 practice
#34
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~ That does look quick through there. ~ It felt like I was going as fast as I could.
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But that is a very...
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and our cars were plucked from the pages of the classifieds
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One of them is the son of the bloke who owns this track,
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'the considerable complexities of the racing.'
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It's quite a responsible job, the spotter, then.
#43
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He stayed in a Ramada Inn last night with Lenny Henry.
#44
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~ Does that happen a lot in this? ~ I don't think it's ever happened.
#45
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Turn the radio down, you're blowing my ears out.
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'No thanks to my colleagues, I managed to finish
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'I decided to get my joker out of the way on lap one...'
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