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  • The Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond suffered motorbike crash in Africa
  • He was filming in 'remote' part of Mozambique when he fell and hit his head
  • It comes 11 years after he sustained brain injuries in 288mph dragster crash
  • Hammond spent five weeks in hospital in 2006 and was in critical condition  

By Joseph Curtis For Mailonline

Published: 19:23 EDT, 19 March 2017 | Updated: 20:13 EDT, 19 March 2017

Television presenter Richard Hammond suffered a second ‘horror’ crash while filming for the new series of The Grand Tour.

The 47-year-old, who sustained brain injuries after a 288mph rocket car accident in 2006, was hurt after falling from a motorbike and hitting his head while in a ‘remote’ part of Mozambique.

It is unknown whether he was wearing a helmet during the filming but co-presenter Jeremy Clarkson said he was ‘hurt quite badly’.

The Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond, pictured, suffered a 'second horror crash' in 11 years The Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond, pictured, suffered a 'second horror crash' in 11 years
Hammond, pictured, fell from his bike and hit his head while filming in Mozambique Hammond, pictured, fell from his bike and hit his head while filming in Mozambique

The Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond, pictured left and right, suffered a 'second horror crash' in 11 years after falling from a motorbike while filming in Mozambique

Hammond sustained brain damage in a 288mph crash, pictured, while filming for Top Gear in 2006 Hammond sustained brain damage in a 288mph crash, pictured, while filming for Top Gear in 2006

Hammond sustained brain damage in a 288mph crash, pictured, while filming for Top Gear in 2006

It is understood Hammond, centre, has fully recovered and is 'back to jokes and banter' with co-presenters James May, left, and Jeremy Clarkson, right It is understood Hammond, centre, has fully recovered and is 'back to jokes and banter' with co-presenters James May, left, and Jeremy Clarkson, right

It is understood Hammond, centre, has fully recovered and is 'back to jokes and banter' with co-presenters James May, left, and Jeremy Clarkson, right

The father-of-two has since made a full recovery and is ‘back to jokes and banter’ with Clarkson, 57, and James May, 54, but the incident caused huge concern among the Amazon show’s crew.

A source told The Sun: ‘Richard was travelling quite fast when he came off. It caused instant horror on set. There was a lot of concern.

‘If his injuries had been serious it wouldn’t have been easy to get medical attention. It’s very remote there and facilities are basic.’

The insider added the trio were ‘shaken’ by the incident considering Hammond’s previous crash, although it is understood he did not need to go to hospital.

It is believed the motorbike accident will feature on the show when it is released later this year.

Hammond was driving a jet-powered Vampire dragster, pictured, when the front-right tyre burst leading the vehicle to spin out of control Hammond was driving a jet-powered Vampire dragster, pictured, when the front-right tyre burst leading the vehicle to spin out of control

Hammond was driving a jet-powered Vampire dragster, pictured, when the front-right tyre burst leading the vehicle to spin out of control

The subsequent crash, pictured, left him with serious head injuries and he was in hospital for five weeks The subsequent crash, pictured, left him with serious head injuries and he was in hospital for five weeks

The subsequent crash, pictured, left him with serious head injuries and he was in hospital for five weeks

He was eventually allowed to leave Leeds Infirmary and was airlifted from the hospital, pictured He was eventually allowed to leave Leeds Infirmary and was airlifted from the hospital, pictured

He was eventually allowed to leave Leeds Infirmary and was airlifted from the hospital, pictured

Hammond was airlifted to hospital in September 2006 after his Vampire jet-powered dragster spun out of control when a tyre burst during a daredevil stunt at Elvington airfield, near York. 

After five weeks in hospital he was allowed to go home to his wife Mindy and their two daughters, Isabella and Willow. 

The father, nicknamed 'Hamster', previously told how he struggled 'mortally with depression' and spoke regularly to a psychiatrist following the incident.

He damaged the part of his brain which controls spatial awareness, and admitted that he subsequently found it difficult to park a car. 

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