There looks to be the usual mix of challenges, with the aforementioned hovercraft incident appearing to be part of the team’s attempt to build their own, while other misadventures will find them transforming a town into their own racing circuit, and James May in a Catamaran, surely another of their famous races which I always enjoy.
Its not all craziness though, and Sunday’s episode sees Richard Hammond taking three of the newest hot hatches around the track in an attempt to weigh up their various pros and cons. I admit, as much fun as the team can be, these days I often find its in the straight car reviews that the show really shines, and this is no exception. I always like those reviews that focus on the cars that are potentially within my reach, and seeing the Clio 200, Peugeot 208 GTI and Ford Fiest ST put through their paces was a lot of fun (albeit there’s still a bit of overload with the funky graphics sometimes).
If you think Top Gear is a blight upon the airwaves, then Sunday’s episode isn’t going to do much to change your mind. But for the rest of us? The boys are back.
Top Gear airs on Sunday night on BBC 2 at 8pm.