Russia is set to get its own version of the Top Gear TV show, as enthusiasm for performance cars continues to rise in the country.
Russian broadcaster REN TV has confirmed that it has commissioned 15 episodes of a localised version of the show. A subtitled version of the British show has already become a cult hit in Russia.
Top Gear’s global expansion looks set to continue apace. The BBC has already licenced the show to both American and Australian broadcasters, with other deals likely to follow.
In the meantime, the hunt is presumably on for the Russian equivalent of Jeremy Clarkson.