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Season 28  "Racing the Baja 1000"  28x4

Aired 6 months ago - Feb 16, 2020

Freddie and Chris tackle the toughest off-road race on the planet: The brutal Baja 1000. Out on track, there’s a showdown between a Renault hot hatch, a Porsche sports car… and an old Lamborghini. Laurence and Emilia Fox are the studio guests.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 1
But you've got to remember, Baja will bite you.
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But it's not... It's not a total rookie squad here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 6
I actually like nerves.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 7
ENGINE STOPS
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This thing hasn't found our signal.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 9
changing drivers and running repairs at pre-agreed checkpoints,
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 10
and he's spoken about that.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 11
..which would normally be a pretty quick fix,
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 12
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 13
I'm going to be going down the side of the beach,
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We'd found our way back on to the right track.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 16
With dusk falling, we finally reached mile 70.
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They found some loose wires but they don't know how that happened
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Within 70 miles, we had no power steering, we basically had no GPS -
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 20
ordinary-looking hatchbacks.
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to go in and it's soft, rubbery plastic.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 22
and it has a CVT gearbox. Those are the ones that make your car sound
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 23
That's what happened to the styling of that. It looks absolutely awful.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 24
You lend me those teeth, I could be a rat.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 25
- You don't want him. - ..is Andrew Flintoff. You don't need him.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 26
So sorry, Fred. I'm so sorry.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 27
- Yeah. Now, then. - You were amazing. - Laurence... - Wow.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 28
Laurence! That was unbelievable!
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 29
How many miles in 16 years?
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 30
So if someone's going 160 without realising it, don't tell them.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 31
and a lady in an X5,
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 32
Round the corner. That's a good line.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 33
I know where I am, I'm right there, down the bottom.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 34
I mean, we could hear you screeching and braking, everything else,
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 35
- We're looking for commitment. - Come on, Loz. Get through here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 36
..5... Yes, get in! ...6. Just under Vicky McClure.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 37
What I have got is a 300 horsepower turbo-charged four-cylinder engine.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 38
is down to a crash diet.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 39
probably leave it alone cos you'll just end up ruining the handling.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 40
And you know what? It is brilliant.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 41
A family hatchback with back seats ripped out.
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 42
- Drag race. - Oh. - Yeah?
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Get past the Megane.
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- Made by Audi, you big fraud! - Listen, I'm phoning Neil up at Lamborghini.
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- Young kids don't have a picture of that on their bedroom wall. - I did.
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Three, two, one, go!
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- Am I going next? - Yeah.
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So you've just set a totally arbitrary target
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- He's on the grass, he's on the grass. - Oh, no, Paddy.
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Sports cars are all about posing. They're all about being stylish

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But it's not... It's not a total rookie squad here.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 6
I actually like nerves.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 7
ENGINE STOPS
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 8
This thing hasn't found our signal.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 9
changing drivers and running repairs at pre-agreed checkpoints,
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 10
and he's spoken about that.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 11
..which would normally be a pretty quick fix,
#11
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I'm going to be going down the side of the beach,
#13
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We'd found our way back on to the right track.
#15
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With dusk falling, we finally reached mile 70.
#16
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They found some loose wires but they don't know how that happened
#17
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Within 70 miles, we had no power steering, we basically had no GPS -
#19
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ordinary-looking hatchbacks.
#20
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to go in and it's soft, rubbery plastic.
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 22
and it has a CVT gearbox. Those are the ones that make your car sound
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 23
That's what happened to the styling of that. It looks absolutely awful.
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 24
You lend me those teeth, I could be a rat.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 25
- You don't want him. - ..is Andrew Flintoff. You don't need him.
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 26
So sorry, Fred. I'm so sorry.
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 27
- Yeah. Now, then. - You were amazing. - Laurence... - Wow.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 28
Laurence! That was unbelievable!
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 29
How many miles in 16 years?
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 30
So if someone's going 160 without realising it, don't tell them.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 31
and a lady in an X5,
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 32
Round the corner. That's a good line.
#32
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I know where I am, I'm right there, down the bottom.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 34
I mean, we could hear you screeching and braking, everything else,
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 35
- We're looking for commitment. - Come on, Loz. Get through here.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 36
..5... Yes, get in! ...6. Just under Vicky McClure.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 37
What I have got is a 300 horsepower turbo-charged four-cylinder engine.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 38
is down to a crash diet.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 39
probably leave it alone cos you'll just end up ruining the handling.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 40
And you know what? It is brilliant.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 41
A family hatchback with back seats ripped out.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 42
- Drag race. - Oh. - Yeah?
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 43
Get past the Megane.
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 44
- Made by Audi, you big fraud! - Listen, I'm phoning Neil up at Lamborghini.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 45
- Young kids don't have a picture of that on their bedroom wall. - I did.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 46
Three, two, one, go!
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 47
- Am I going next? - Yeah.
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 48
So you've just set a totally arbitrary target
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 28 Episode 4 (S28E04) - 49
- He's on the grass, he's on the grass. - Oh, no, Paddy.
#49
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Sports cars are all about posing. They're all about being stylish
#50