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James May Reveals Reason Behind Grand Tour Crash: “I Knew I’d F***ed Up”

The upcoming episode of The Grand Tour, named ‘A Scandi Flick‘, is to be released on the 16th September to Prime Video. During the episode, it’s reported that we’ll see James May’s 75mph accident that saw him break a rib while filming a stunt while he and his co-presenters travelled across Norway.

While Jeremy Clarkson is yet to comment on James’ incident, Richard Hammond has already come out saying to The Sun that it was a “moment of singular lack of judgment on James’ part.”

He also admitted that he was surprised he didn’t hurt himself further:

“He’s sort of held together with bits of cotton and sponge. So it was a hell of an impact. It’s pretty ­dramatic. And I was surprised that all his limbs didn’t just fall off.”

Now, James May has explained the crash from his point of view to The Sun:

“It was a strange lapse of ­character on my part. I don’t know what I was thinking. I was trying to win, but I don’t normally care about that either. Maybe it was too much reindeer meat. Or air pressure.

“But it’s still going to be mainly Richard Hammond. When I have a crash, I destroy a car that’s worth £15,000.

“When Hammond has a crash he writes off a £1million ­protoype. That’s the difference — I know not to overdo it.”

Explaining the reason behind the incident, he added:

“I must have left ­braking a fraction too late. As soon as I knew I needed to stop, I realised I wasn’t going to do it.

“I think you can see from the footage that I should try to hit (the wall) sideways and not hit any ­people or cameras on tripods. I knew I’d f***ed it up.”

Fancy your very own guide to the best roads in Norway? Watch the video below:

The Grand Tour presents: A Scandi Flick launches on Prime Video on 16th September 2022

Alex Harrington

Alex started racing at a young age so certainly knows his way around a car and a track. He can just about put a sentence together too, which helps. He has a great interest in the latest models, but would throw all of his money at a rusty old French classic and a 300ZX. Contact: [email protected]

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