The second series of the Amazon Prime motoring show The Grand Tour, featuring ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond, will air sometime later in 2017. Filming is currently underway for the series. May, in an interview on The One Show, claimed that the series would premiere in October or November. However, following Hammond's broken knee and Clarkson's pneumonia diagnosis, it is likely that the series will be delayed.
A first trailer was released on the 11th of July, offering a first look at the films of the series, the Mozambique Special, and Hammond's crash.
Filming for the series began sometime near the end of March. During a DriveTribe livestream on Facebook, the presenters revealed that they were planning to visit Africa, France, the United States, and Georgia over the course of filming for the new series.
On the 20th of March, 2017 news emerged that Hammond had been injured in a motorcycle accident while filming in Mozambique. Clarkson, Hammond, and May were all in Mozambique for the shoot at the time of the accident. Hammond did not sustain any life-threatening injuries from the crash, though various reports suggest that he was knocked unconscious.
On the 11th of June, 2017 news emerged that Hammond had been involved in another accident while filming for the series. This time, Hammond had crashed a Rimac Concept One during filming for a hill climb segment in Switzerland. Hammond sustained no life-threatening injuries but has a fractured knee as a result, while the car caught fire after the incident.
In early August, while on holiday, it was reported that Clarkson had been admitted to hospital in Mallorca to be treated for pneumonia. This event, coupled with Hammond's accident, are likely to push the premiere of the series into late 2017 or early 2018.
The team has also visited Colorado and Croatia and filmed segments in the U.K.
Known Items Edit
- The trio head across Mozambique, with Clarkon and May in cars and Hammond on a bike
- The trio head to Switzerland in three supercars. Hammond crashes his Rimac Concept One during a hill climb event. Clarkson is in a Lamborghini, May in an Acura NSX
- The trio head to Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. May, as can be seen in the trailer, is driving a second-hand Jaguar plated in California
- The trio head to Croatia. Hammond is in an Ariel Nomad, Clarkson in an Audi, and May is known to have been present during the filming
- The team try their hand, once more, at building an amphibious vehicle
- Clarkson drives the Bugatti Chiron in the French Riveria
- Hammond drives a tank in Dubai