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New Top Gear TV: HGV heroes and the Lotus Emira tested on track

Paddy, Freddie and Chris try their hands at driving massive trucks. Plus: Chris takes on the new Lotus

Published: 17 Jun 2022

With Britain in the grip of an HGV crisis – not enough lorry drivers to get the stuff we need, where it needs to go – it’s time for the presenters to find out what it takes to become a trucker.

After heroically attaining their HGV licences, Chris, Freddie and Paddy set out on a British lorry trip in three state-of-the-art, top-of-the-range trucks, a trip incorporating all the challenges an HGV driver might face in a day’s work. Including, of course, tackling a slalom course with a pair of helicopters strapped to the back of their trucks.

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Unfortunately their maiden road trip happened to coincide with the arrival of February’s monstrous Storm Eunice. Because there’s nothing you want more on your first big truck trip than 100mph crosswinds…

Elsewhere, Harris takes on the brand new Lotus Emira - find out what he thought on Sunday at 8pm on BBC One...

Top Gear series 32 episode 3 2022
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