Hammond Falls Off A Bike, Clarkson (Unsurprisingly) Makes Fun Of His Crashes

He might have made headlines last summer, when he crashed the Rimac Concept One while filming for The Grand Tour, and somehow made it out with just a fractured knee, but Richard Hammond has had a much more horrific accident in the past.

Specifically, he had a very serious crash in a dragster back in 2006, while doing 288 mph (463 km/h), and sustained life-threatening injuries, but eventually recovered and got on with business, first with Top Gear and now with The Grand Tour.

His co-host, Jeremy Clarkson, is (in)famous for making lots of ironic remarks and to hell with the consequences. The man has managed to insult whole countries, so picking on Hammond, or The Hamster as he’s nicknamed, isn’t that surprising after all.

According to the Mirror, Clarkson has gone on record saying that Hammond has a 5-second-long memory as a result of his accidents.

“You can tell him something, and five seconds later it is gone out of his head”, Jezza said. “Well, it is not his fault, it is because he cannot drive and he went upside down and damaged his brain. He has no capacity for remembering anything, and some of it is because he is not interested in anything and some of it because has had brain damage.”

Now, making fun of someone that has come close to death twice might seem like he’s insensitive, Clarkson has always laughed at the face of political correctness. What sparked his comment was the fact that, While filming the Mozambique Special that will air on Friday 16, the Hamster apparently fell off his motorbike and was knocked out as a result.

“Basically, what’s gone wrong is I keep getting injured”, Hammond said, whereas JC finds it difficult to hold a straight face while filming.

“There are moments where I laughed so much, you know that dangerous laughter when you think,’if I do not breathe in, I’ll suffocate'”, Clarkson added.

Well, at some point Jezza will also make a mistake – and we bet Hammond, along with James May, won’t let it slide without mocking him, too.

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  • xDRAN0x

    I hate to say this but its written on the wall, Hammond is really working hard towards a fatal crash.

  • Bo Hanan

    I have tried to watch them and I just can’t. Tearing up cars for fun, stupidity or on purpose just infuriates me.

  • kimbentsen

    Will someone please revoke this guys driver license.

  • Spell it spell it…

    “Hammond falls OFF a motorbike”……OFF not OF, your online spellchecker still isn’t as good as a human Carscoops.

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      There should be a comma after human in your sentence.

      • DMax

        No, he’s talking about a human Carscoops, have you met him yet?

  • John

    falls “off” or falls “of” ? carscoops.com
    or is this one of these euro spelling I didn’t know about?

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      You start a sentence with a capital letter and euro tends to be written with a capital E.

      • John

        like this…? euro :^)

        that was a sincere question just like I didn’t know about percent and per cent and first learned about it here.

  • kachuks

    Like watching a punch drunk boxer slurring his speech. It won’t be funny when he’s in a nursing facility wearing a diaper, drooling into a cup.

  • Unfortunately, their “car show” has become a show about their bizarre behaviors and not really about cars…I tried watching a few episodes of them years back, didn’t understand the hype and moved on to watching other real car shows…

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