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Episode 1

Motoring magazine. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May race each other across St Petersburg. May drives, Hammond cycles and Clarkson pilots a hovercraft.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in Russia for an incredible race across the vast and very beautiful urban landscape of St Petersburg. May defends the honour of the car in a very small Renault, Hammond tries to prove that pedalling is faster by saddling up a bicycle, whilst Clarkson attempts to demonstrate that water is the quickest way across town, especially if you're in a hovercraft. To make matters more complicated, all three presenters are racing not only each other but also The Stig, who is silently making his way towards the finish line on public transport.

Also in this episode, Richard Hammond is at the test track to find out if the dramatic new Lamborghini Huracan is as flamboyant and fun as an Italian supercar should be.

Plus another top celebrity guest tests their steely eyed driving skills as the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

1 hour

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:00

    Royal Blood

    Figure It Out 

  • 00:03

    U2

    Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car 

  • 00:03

    Éric Serra

    The Goldeneye Overture 

  • 00:04

    Aphex Twin

    Minipops 67 

  • 00:05

    James Horner

    Saving New York 

  • 00:07

    John Powell

    On Bridge No 9 

  • 00:08

    Mark Mothersbaugh

    Russians Chase 

  • 00:08

    Hans Zimmer

    Mombasa 

  • 00:09

    James Newton Howard

    Fall of Freetown 

  • 00:09

    Autechre

    Outh9x 

  • 00:09

    Ramin Djawadi

    Langa 

  • 00:10

    Autechre

    Parallel Suns 

  • 00:10

    Autechre

    Sonderemawe 

  • 00:10

    Lamb

    We Fall in Love 

  • 00:11

    Brian Tyler

    Right on Time 

  • 00:12

    Brian Tyler

    Fast Five Suite 

  • 00:13

    Autechre

    Sonderemawe 

  • 00:13

    Hans Zimmer

    Mombasa 

  • 00:14

    John Powell

    The Bourne Identity 

  • 00:15

    Courteeners

    Saboteur 

  • 00:16

    Henry Jackman

    Taking a Stand 2 

  • 00:25

    Deadly Avenger

    Reavenged 

  • 00:26

    Deadly Avenger

    Eden 

  • 00:26

    Steven Price

    Fire 

  • 00:28

    Henry Jackman

    Zartan 

  • 00:29

    Harry Gregson‐Williams

    Sanchez Family 

  • 00:29

    Henry Jackman

    The Causeway 

  • 00:30

    Henry Jackman

    The Winter Soldier 

  • 00:30

    Ramin Djawadi

    I'll Take It From Here 

  • 00:31

    Daft Punk

    Outland Part II

  • 00:31

    UNKLE

    Morning Rage 

  • 00:32

    Ramin Djawadi

    Breaker of Chains 

  • 00:34

    Carpenters

    We've Only Just Begun 

  • 00:47

    Matt Monro

    From Russia With Love 

  • 00:47

    Henry Jackman

    Bad Dojo 

  • 00:48

    Autechre

    Outh9x 

  • 00:48

    Henry Jackman

    Arishikage 

  • 00:49

    Ramin Djawadi

    Langa 

  • 00:50

    David Arnold

    John Is Quite a Guy 

    Composer: Michael Price.
  • 00:51

    Ramin Djawadi

    Langa 

  • 00:51

    Henry Jackman

    Captain America 

  • 00:52

    John Powell

    The Bourne Identity 

  • 00:53

    John Barry

    The Bomb 

  • 00:53

    John Powell

    Treadstone Assassins 

  • 00:54

    John Powell

    The Bourne Identity 

  • 00:54

    Roxette

    It Must Have Been Love 

  • 00:54

    Mark Mothersbaugh

    Captured By Russians 

  • 00:55

    Hans Zimmer

    Discombobulate 

  • 00:55

    Hans Zimmer

    Data Data Data 

  • 00:56

    Hans Zimmer

    Marital Sabotage 

  • 00:58

    Hans Zimmer

    Psychological Recovery 

  • 00:59

    Hans Zimmer

    Catatonic 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter Richard Hammond
Presenter James May
Executive Producer Andy Wilman

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Matt, Chris and Rory