Top Gear season 18 - any more exciting and it would have to be set in space. 2 . Episode 2. Jeremy Clarkson and James May travel to Beijing. Meanwhile. In season 18 of the world's most extreme car show, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and First Look: 'Top Gear' Returns! Video Season 18 — Episode 2. Series 18, Episode 2 (). Clarkson and May travel to Beijing for a look at China's ever-expanding car industry. Meanwhile, Hammond is in. The eighteenth series of Top Gear was aired during on BBC Two and BBC HD and consisted of 7 episodes, beginning on 29 January and concluding on 11 March. The series was preceded by a full-length, special edition episode that was , 2, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, Clarkson and May examine. Season 18 | Episode 2 Episode complete credited cast: this episode and, incidently, Matt LeBlanc became the host for Top Gear after Jeremy Clarkson was .