So now the first season of the rebooted reboot of Top Gear is coming to a conclusion; time for an early assessment.
The last (slightly truncated) season of Clarkson and co’s Top Gear was LAME. The only good bit in the entire SEASON was the race through St Pete’s – and that mostly because of the Hamster’s tumble when he caught his bike wheel in that tram track and let out noises that made him sound like he was being arse****ed by the afore-mentioned Clarkson.
But the refreshed outing, courtesy of the streaming arm of the tiresome Amazon, is much improved – more like Auntie’s show at its height.
However, I have one bugbear; now that the show is INTERNATIONAL, WHY OH WHY are they still doing lap trials in BLIGHTY?
Since the Great Climate Shift of 1987, it has not stopped RAINING in Britain. Which makes a NONSENSE of the lap trials, since while a few puddles only slows the cars slightly, drizzle slows them SIGNIFICANTLY and more intense rain knocks SECONDS off their times.
Which means that on the rare occasions their track actually DRIES OUT, your GRANDMOTHER could post a leader-board time on her MOBILITY SCOOTER.
So given they could easily obtain examples of the models they wish to test in AMERICA, why don’t they find a suitable circuit THERE?
At least that grumpy American would then be happy – sitting on the car’s WRONG SIDE.