BBC Worldwide Channels has announced Richard Hammond’s Crash Course, an adventurous new series that will feature BBC Top Gear’s Hammond driving some of America’s most hazardous vehicles.

Richard Hammond’s Crash Course is the latest global offering from BBC Worldwide, reinforcing the network’s commitment to stage bold and ambitious global television events that showcase the very best of British programming and UK talent to the world. The series will be aired globally across the following BBC channels – BBC Knowledge (South Africa, Poland, Italy, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand), BBC Entertainment (Nordics, India, and Latin America) and BBC HD (Latin America and Brazil) – this August.

The series follows Hammond as he travels across the United States and faces the ultimate challenge of learning how to operate America’s largest and most dangerous vehicles. Visiting six locations with just three days in each, he must learn how to handle a variety of complex and dangerous machines. Throughout the series, Hammond will work alongside local experts who operate these machines daily while getting a true taste of American hospitality.