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Top Gear Russia (Top Gear: Русская версия) is a Russian motoring television series on Ren-TV, based on the British programme Top Gear produced by the BBC. It premiered on 22 February 2009.[1]

Presenters[]

The hosts chosen for Top Gear Russia are:

  • Nikolai Fomenko, Pop star, race car driver, theater actor and TV presenter. He is also involved in the creation of the Russian hybrid supercar Marussia.
  • Mikhail Petrovsky, actor, automotive journalist and blogger.
  • Oskar Kuchera, TV presenter and actor.
  • The local version of the mysterious Stig who appears in the British show.[2]

Segments[]

Power Lap[]

Similar to both the original UK series and its Australian spin-off, Top Gear Russia features a Powerlap segment, in this case held in an abandoned airfield in Mnevniki. To inaugurate the track and populate the lap board in the first episode, the hosts invited numerous local celebrities to participate and treated them to a picnic with shashlik and a smoking samovar.

Lap times[]

  1. Germany 1:12.00 - Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (damp)
  2. Japan 1:12.96 - Nissan GT-R
  3. Germany 1:13.16 - 1985 Porsche 911
  4. Great Britain 1:13.88 - Bentley Continental GT Speed (damp and icy)
  5. Germany 1:14.00 - Alpina B3
  6. Italy 1:14.83 - Lamborghini Gallardo (some snow+summer tyres)
  7. Great Britain 1:16.85 - Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster (damp)
  8. Great Britain 1:17.85 - Aston Martin DB9 (very wet)
  9. Italy 1:19.00 - Ferrari 550M
  10. Great Britain 1:21.01 - Range Rover Sport
  11. Japan 1:22.12 - Mazda MX-5
  12. Italy 1:22.27 - Fiat 500
  13. Great Britain 2:08.71 - Land Rover Defender 90 SVX soft top (ice+snow)
  14. The flag of the Russian Federation 2:15.93 - UAZ 469 Off-Road modified (ice+snow)
  15. Germany 2:23.25 - Audi R8 (snow)

Star in a Reasonably Priced Car[]

The Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car segment and the Australian "Star in a Bog Standard Car" are mirrored with Russia's own version. The car used is a race-prepped Lada Kalina. Unlike in the UK version of Top Gear, a different lap format is used for the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car segment to that of the Stig's power laps.

Lap Times[]

  1. 1:13.04 - Albert Demchenko
  2. 1:13.17 - Seryoga
  3. 1:13.93 - Dmitry Nosov
  4. 1:15.27 - Aleksandr of Nepara
  5. 1:19.23 - Valerii Nikolaev
  6. 1:20.30 - Yury Grymov
  7. 1:22.00 - Nikas Safronov
  8. 1:22.13 - Alexander Marshal
  9. 1:22.16 -
  10. 1:27.00 - Karina Koks
  11. 1:32.93 - Viktoria of Nepara
  12. 1:37.43 - Viktoria Pier-Marie
  13. 1:39.39 - Anatoliy Kucherena
  14. 1:48.15 - Masha Tsigal (first time driving a manual car and wet track)
  15. 1:55.17 - Elena Zakharova
  16. N/A - Alexei Mitrofanov (could not drive a manual car, remained Stig's passenger)

Cool Wall[]

Introduced in episode 2 of season 1, the cool wall mirrors the popular segment from the UK original.

List of Top Gear Russia episodes[]

! Series # !! Episode # !! Title !! Reviews !! Challenge !! Guest !! Original airdate

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References[]

External links[]

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