James Daniel May (born 16 January 1963, in Bristol) is an English television presenter and journalist best known as co-presenter of BBC Two motoring show Top Gear, along with Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson. He also writes a weekly column for The Daily Telegraph's motoring section.
May often refers to himself as "the other guy from Top Gear". He is known for finishing last in nearly all of his high school track races and the Top Gear challenges between the presenters, which, along with his generally leisurely driving style, has earned him the nickname "Captain Slow" among his co-presenters and fans for being so slow in his races. He generally refuses to run on camera, although he has been caught running during the Cessna 182 vs. Veyron and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren vs. ferry challenges on Top Gear. In addition, for series 9, a feature involves May further defying his nickname by attempting to reach 253 mph in a Bugatti Veyron (on a proving ground, Volkswagen's Ehra-Liessen track, qualified as a "secret test track".)
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