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The Grand Tour – Season 2, Episode 1: The New Celebrity Face-Off Track

When Season 1 of The Grand Tour ended, we viewers were left with a feeling of “That was great, but there’s some stuff they could change.” One of those was the Celebrity Brain Crash segment, where a new celebrity each week would come on the show and “die.”

Obviously, that didn’t work out, so The Grand Tour is returning to a tried and true formula of having celebrities come on and go around a track. Of course, a brand new segment means a new track, which was unveiled in the premiere episode:

At first glance, it definitely looks like a fairly complicated track, with a number of narrow turns and tight chicanes. In fact, it almost resembles a mini, horizontally flipped Silverstone (if half of Silverstone was covered in gravel):

The first two guests on the show were David Hasselhoff and Ricky Wilson, and judging by both of their laps, this new track will certainly pose a challenge to the celebs each week. Not only do you have a powerful Jaguar F-Type having to deal with a gravel section with a banked turn and all, but you also have a particularly slippery bit when the gravel transitions back to the tarmac.

This circuit should prove to be very entertaining as the season goes on, and I am very much looking forward to seeing different celebrities tackle it. Now all we need to do is name it. Any suggestions?

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Written by Tony Hsieh

Cars, the Buffalo Bills, video games, comics, sandwiches, jelly beans, and the shooting star press; these are the things that Tony loves (in addition to his family, of course). When he's not spending his time writing tech reviews for theslanted.com, Tony puts his lifetime love of muscle cars to use on his 2015 Mustang GT. Tony's top three favorite cars are the 1973 Mustang Mach 1, Ferrari 458, and Aston Martin DBS.

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