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Top Gear 2013: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May

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[Top Gear series 19 - the hosts]

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are heading on another road trip in this Sunday's (February 3) episode of Top Gear.

The trio will be driving from Las Vegas to Palm Springs, via LA, in front-engined supercars.

Top Gear 2013 Episode 2

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[SRT Viper (black), Aston Martin Vanquish (blue) and a Lexus LFA (yellow) driving though Nevada]

Clarkson takes control of a Lexus LFA, Richard Hammond navigates a Dodge Viper, while James May will be behind an Aston Martin Vanquish.

During the trip, the presenters drive on racing circuits and race against police.

Top Gear 2013 Episode 2

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[A US police car and a Lexus LFA lined up for a drag race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway]

The team will also race to the Mexican border, with a penalty for the last driver to arrive.

This week's celebrity in the 'Reasonably Priced Car' feature is Fleetwood Mac legend Mick Fleetwood. Fleetwood will be hopeful he can beat Homeland star Damian Lewis, who achieved a record slowest ever lap of two minutes, nine seconds as he battled with snow and icy conditions.

Top Gear 2013 Episode 2

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[SRT Viper (black), Aston Martin Vanquish (blue) and a Lexus LFA (yellow) driving though Nevada]

Series 19 returned with bumper ratings for BBC Two last night (January 27), scoring a total overnight audience of 5.29 million at 8pm.

The show achieved the biggest ever BBC HD audience for a non-sporting event, collecting 939k viewers.

Top Gear 2013 Episode 2

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[A US police car and a Lexus LFA lined up for a drag race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway]

Top Gear helped boost BBC iPlayer numbers in 2012, scoring the second highest number of viewer requests, with only Danny Boyle's Olympic Opening Ceremony scoring higher.

The new series of Top Gear continues on Sunday, January 28 at 8pm on BBC Two.

Top Gear 2013 Episode 2

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[SRT Viper (black), Lexus LFA (yellow) and Aston Martin Vanquish (blue) driving down the Las Vegas strip at night]

Watch the trailer for the latest series of Top Gear below:

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