Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have been spotted in Georgia this week, filming for Series 3 of The Grand Tour.
The boys were seen driving through the streets of Batumi in three exotic cars – the Bentley Continental GT, Aston Martin DBS and a BMW 8 Series M850I Xdrive. Unfortunately, the video appears to have been filmed on a potato, so we’re unable to determine exactly which presenter is driving which vehicle.
Clarkson, Hammond and May were later seen driving through the Caucasus, a region located along the border of Eastern Europe and Western Asia – and occupied by Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.
Curiously enough, the Bentley now sported a plaster cast of Joseph Stalin’s head mounted in place of the existing ‘Winged B’ bonnet mascot. Since the 1991 dissolution of the Soviet Union, Stalin has retained popularity in Russia and Georgia as a victorious wartime leader who established the Soviet Union as a major world power.
Understandably, the new mascot aroused great interest among Georgian drivers, and local TV station 1TV was able to obtain the video seen above. 1TV reporters were also able to ascertain that The Grand Tour are preparing for a film about world-famous dictators. The team also reportedly visited the Batumi Stalin Museum on Monday.
It isn’t known at this stage when The Grand Tour Series 3 will kick off, but filming for the studio segments of The Grand Tour will take place between October and December 2018, suggesting a possible Series 3 release date of either November 23rd, November 30th or December 7th.
We can’t wait!