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Some feared that anti-motoring opportunists would use Richard Hammond's crash as a pretext to have the show shut down, but the BBC is making good on its pledge not to cancel Top Gear.

While Richard recovers from his injuries at a hospital in Bristol, England, fellow host Jeremy Clarkson test drove the latest Lotus Europa on camera, as filming resumes for the new series only on segments that don't require Hammond's presence. They don't yet know when the new series will air, because that depends on when Richard is recovered and able to return to the set.

We can speculate that the positive news will help Richard recover faster, knowing that he's got a show to return to when he's up to it. And we just can't wait.

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Thanks to all the vigilant tipsters who've been sending us news on Hammond and Top Gear; stay tuned for more news as it emerges.

[Source: BBC News]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      excellent news
      • 8 Years Ago
      Don't know if this will link properly, but Clarkson wrote a great article on the blame game that's being played around this accident, well worth a read:

      • 8 Years Ago
      Oh btw, awful headline.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah, they need to bring that show back man. Has anyone seen the new season of Fifth Gear??? I suck balls bad!!!! I mean I like VBH, but that Dr. lovejoy NEEDS to go, along with that spike hair dude. It is a pain to wathc that show now....
      • 8 Years Ago
      It would be cool to get Top Gear show in the US. I like the personalites the evaluate the cars.
      • 8 Years Ago
      To #13

      Yup your link worked. And as expected from an essay written by Jermey Clarkson, it was quite entertaining, although I think the one he wrote originally for the Guardian "Was I driving like a Twit" was better.

      But, as for this news of Top Gear remaining on the air, this was probably the best news of my day. Hurray for Top Gear! Now we just need it back on American tubes.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #6 I find it strange that you would let us know that you suck balls let alone how badly you do it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      ... and driving enthusiasts the world over breathe a sigh of relief!
      • 8 Years Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm glad that they've resumed filming, but I don't forsee it being aired until Hammond is back.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Funny how they make such a big deal about Richard Hammond while the whole time I thought Jeremy Clarkson was teh star of the show.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yeah!!!!!! Great news.

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