Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff set out to take on the Baja 1000 – a torturous thousand mile off-road race in Mexico. But there’s a problem and Harris ends up broken down on a narrow stretch of road with other cars flying by.Want to see the full film? Check it out on iPlayer: Series 28: The Online Geneva Motor Show: First Look: Want to watch a bit of on the internet? Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of official clips you’ll find on YouTube. Whether you’re searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives, you can find all the iconic films here.
heading into one of the world’s toughest off-road races with no means of navigation is not what you’d call ideal but with no time for a repair before the start we just had to head out and hope for the best well it’s going to be an adventure whatever way we look at it yeah watch the green light for you to go and there’s a lot of people on course okay this is all new territory it should flash and then buzz okay had begun after a shaky start 800 miles of off-road punishment now way ahead the plan was to run the race as a relay changing drivers and running repairs at pre-agreed checkpoints all the way to the finish and with harris now taking the first 70-mile stint to settlers into the race i was shortcutting ahead by road to wait for my turn to take the wheel when chris gets going he’s gonna go i could see it in him i think we’re hoping it’s gonna attack him about two and a half hours or so so he’s gonna be giving it some there they go there chris has wanted to do this for so long and he’s spoken about that but that brings is an extra sense of responsibility for me to get my legs of the race done and get round and make sure that chris finishes the race 80 to go that does not sound good all gone no there’s nothing mate and we’re in a bad place here yeah what do we do oh dearie me shut it off it’s just a belt shut it off and all the good work we’ve done overtaking everyone we lose all of that the gearbox’s belt drive had snapped which would normally be a pretty quick fix but ours had taken a load of wiring with it so while up ahead flintoff had arrived at the 70 mile marker bang on schedule he was in for a wait we’re stealing wires from the front of the car to put them back here so the belt came off and it’s just taken out a load of stuff in there yeah not the start we wanted chris has been stuck for a while at 29 miles he’s making good progress as well as time ticked away all i could do was stay rested for the drive ahead fired up and if we have a fix yes baby we had lost an hour and 38 minutes and with the first handover point still 50 miles away our goal of hitting it in two and a half hours was now impossible it’s a bit lonely back here isn’t it yeah with a lot of ground to make up though i soon discovered that falling that far behind in the baja throws up a whole new set of challenges look at this yeah they’re all leaving the big races come so we’re driving through now we’re so far behind all spectators are leaving so there’s like rvs in the middle of the road this is the most insane thing i’ve ever done the first bit for me i’m gonna be going down the side of the beach it’s gonna be beautiful the sun will be set in the helicopter will be out at sea taking the hero shot and i’ll be waving to the camera oh no it’s gonna be pitch black brilliant i don’t even like the dark okay savings flintoff did have a point giving anyone their first ever run at the baha in the dark would be a huge risk he needed to get some miles in in daylight i needed to start covering some ground oh come on is there any word on him now deep into the stage and with the shadows growing longer though the course began to fragment suddenly our broken gps went from being an inconvenience to a disaster to the right jesus this is getting ridiculous i’ve had some days on my own wasting my time in cricket fields this is right up there side of a road you