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Series 13 preview: ready for take-off

It’s less than a week to go until the new series of Top Gear (8pm, Sunday June 21, set your video recorder/Sky Plus-type device. Then set it again just to make sure).

With excitement reaching virulent, fever-pitch levels, today’s Series 13 preview plunges us straight into the high-octane, high-stakes world of… airport vehicle racing!

In the last series, the boys successfully used the crucible of motorsport to solve the issue of what the best bus would be for London. And it turns out that you can solve almost any problem with some Armco and a chequered flag, so for this series, Jeremy, James and Richard have turned their attention to the thorny topic of airport delays.

The thinking goes something like this: apart from the planes – which are rather fast – every other aspect of air travel is painfully slow. Getting your luggage, waiting for the catering truck, the shuttle bus to get to the plane – it all takes an age.

Enter Top Gear, our Touring Car professors and a grid composed of every sort of airport vehicle you can imagine. Race on!

Top Gear returns on June 21. We’ll be backstage this week to bring you all the behind-the-scenes goings on – with outtakes…

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