While filming The Grand Tour, Richard Hammond crashed his motorbike and hit his head in Mozambique. While not much was revealed, Hammond did say that he was “fine” and it seems like the former Top Gear gang (Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May) has been filming since.
In a post on The Grand Tour‘s site DriveTribe, Hammond assured fans that while he banged his head, all is good.
“It’s true, I did fall off a motorbike whilst filming recently for The Grand Tour in Mozambique. I banged my head, yes, along with pretty much everything else apart from my left thumb, which remains un-bruised. Can’t tell you more yet about the how and why of it; that’s all for later in the year on the show. As for injuries; well put it this way, I don’t think I can get a book out of it.”
Hammond’s “book” comment came from his near-fatal 2006 crash while filming Top Gear. While driving a jet powered car, a blown tire caused Hammond to violently crash at nearly 300 mph. In his book about the crash, Hammond revealed he was in a coma for two weeks.
Clearly and thankfully, this motorbike crash isn’t as serious as Hammond’s previous crash. Hammond doesn’t want to reveal much because it seems like this will be a part of a future episode. So I guess we’ll just have to wait until the end of the year before finding out what happened. Just goes to show that while these guys have fun and make it seem great, what they do can sometimes be dangerous and they actually are above average drivers doing these shows.