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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]

PresentersEdit

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]

SegmentsEdit

Power LapEdit

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 timesEdit

  1. Flag of Germany 1:12.00 - Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (damp)
  2. Flag-of-japansmall 1:12.96 - Nissan GT-R
  3. Flag of Germany 1:13.16 - 1985 Porsche 911
  4. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom 1:13.88 - Bentley Continental GT Speed (damp and icy)
  5. Flag of Germany 1:14.00 - Alpina B3
  6. 22px-Flag of Italy 1:14.83 - Lamborghini Gallardo (some snow+summer tyres)
  7. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom 1:16.85 - Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster (damp)
  8. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom 1:17.85 - Aston Martin DB9 (very wet)
  9. 22px-Flag of Italy 1:19.00 - Ferrari 550M
  10. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom 1:21.01 - Range Rover Sport
  11. Flag-of-japansmall 1:22.12 - Mazda MX-5
  12. 22px-Flag of Italy 1:22.27 - Fiat 500
  13. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom 2:08.71 - Land Rover Defender 90 SVX soft top (ice+snow)
  14. 25px-Flag of Russia 2:15.93 - UAZ 469 Off-Road modified (ice+snow)
  15. Flag of Germany 2:23.25 - Audi R8 (snow)

Star in a Reasonably Priced CarEdit

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 TimesEdit

  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 WallEdit

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

List of Top Gear Russia episodesEdit

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

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ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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