James May left seasick in £700k boat race with Jeremy Clarkson in new series of Top Gear – Presenters May and Clarkson go to New Zealand to race on land and water
James May is left SEASICK in the new series of Top Gear when he takes on Jeremy Clarkson in a race on the show involving a £700,000 boat.
James May, 50, and Jeremy Clarkson go to New Zealand to race on land and water.
While Clarkson takes a route on road in an expensive car, May joins an America’s Cup winning team on a AC45 race boat that costs almost a million pounds.
Conditions are so bad for James, who is alongside Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie on the boat, that his satellite phone gets thrown overboard and he is left retching.
At one point he moans: “This is purgatory. It is catastrophically uncomfortable as a way to travel. I’m the cabin boy, that would be alright if you had a cabin.”
Clarkson has to use dirt tracks and go off road in a bid to win and it doesn’t go according to plan and he has several crashes.
You can see who wins the race when the new series of Top Gear starts on Sunday night on BBC2 at 8pm.