The Amazing Race 2 is the second installment of the reality competition series The Amazing Race, the second Chinese version of The Amazing Race franchise, after China Rush. It aired on Shenzhen TV from July 10, 2015 to September 25, 2015.

Development

This season introduced a new twist that allows several teams to join in the game as intruders. The intruders will be starting the race at the start of a given leg. In their invasion leg, the intruders must place in the top two to continue racing - if they fail their invasion, they may be eliminated from the race. If they succeed, the last team to check-in may be eliminated, and the intruders will keep on racing in future legs.

This season also introduced the Intersection with Integration Versus, which is basically included Intersection and Versus into some task. Both of the Intersection and Versus came together As two teams will be intersected and fight for the other two teams. Where first, four teams will need to chose which team they want to be intersected by "voting". Once both teams have choice each other at the same time, it is successful intersected. Then, teams will need to do some task in some point by using head-to-head or timing. The team that wins the head-to-head challenge or the time is faster will win two points. After five rounds, the team with the most points will be automatically be on first place. The second team will be having a head-to-head challenge again. The winning team will stay on the race while the losing team eliminate.

Teams

Han Geng & Wu Xin
 1st place 
Han Geng & Wu Xin
Friends
Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao
 2nd place 
Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao
Married
Xiao Yang & Wang Taili
 3rd place 
Xiao Yang & Wang Taili
Partners
Jin Zhongguo & Li Guangzhu
 4th place 
Jin Zhongguo & Li Guangzhu
Partners
Yuan Zihui & Yuan Heyu
 5th place 
Yuan Zihui & Yuan Heyu
Siblings
Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing
 6th place 
Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing
Friends
Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi
 7th place 
Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi
Father & Daughter
Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu
 8th place 
Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu
Dating

Episodes

Episode Air Date Leg Destination First Place Last Place Finish Viewership
(millions)
Ratings/Share
1 July 10, 2015 1 Australia Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing Non-Elimination
Leg
TBA TBA
2 July 17, 2015 2 Australia Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu 1st Eliminated
8th Place
TBA TBA
3 July 24, 2015 3 Australia → Turkey Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing Ordered to
Continue Racing
TBA TBA
4 July 31, 2015 4 Turkey Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi 2nd Eliminated
7th Place
TBA TBA
5 August 7, 2015 5 Turkey → Spain Han Geng & Wu Xin Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing Non-Elimination
Leg
TBA TBA
6 August 14, 2015 6 Spain → France Han Geng & Wu Xin Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing 3rd Eliminated
6th Place
TBA TBA
7 August 21, 2015 7 France → Namibia Yuan Zihui & Yuan Heyu Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao Non-Elimination
Leg
TBA TBA
8 August 28, 2015 8 Namibia → Mauritius Han Geng & Wu Xin
Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao
Yuan Zihui & Yuan Heyu 4th Eliminated
5th Place
TBA TBA
9 September 11, 2015 9 Mauritius → Thailand Xiao Yang & Wang Taili Jin Zhongguo & Li Guangzhu 5th Eliminated
2nd Place
Failed Invasion
TBA TBA
10 September 25, 2015 10 Thailand → China Han Geng & Wu Xin Xiao Yang & Wang Taili 3rd Place TBA TBA
Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao 2nd Place

Leaderboard

The following teams participated in the Race, with their relationships at the time of filming. Placements are listed in finishing order:

Place Team Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5 Leg 6 Leg 7 Leg 8 Leg 9 Leg 10 Average Roadblock
1 Han Geng & Wu Xin 2 4 2 2 1 1 2 1^ 4 1 2.00 6-1
2 Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao 1 2 1 3ϵ 2 3 4 1^ 3 2 2.20 1-6
3 Xiao Yang & Wang Taili 5 5 4 4 3 2 3 3~ 1 3 3.30 6-1
4 Jin Zhongguo & Li Guangzhu 2 2.00 0-1
5 Yuan Zihui & Yuan Heyu 1 4~ 2.50 0-0
6 Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing 6 3 5 1 4 4 3.83 3-2
7 Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi 4 1 3 5ϵ 3.25 2-1
8 Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu 3 6 4.50 1-1
Notes [1][2] [3] [4] [5][6][7][8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13][14]
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
> The team used the Yield
< Recipient of the Yield
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
Same symbols (^, ~, +, -, =, *) denote the teams that worked together during an Intersection
The team that lost the Double Battle.

Notes:
1: Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi quit the Roadblock challenge and received a 1-hour penalty before they could continue racing. Zeng Zhiwei originally chose to attempt the task before quitting and this is reflected in the Roadblock count.
2: Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing quit the Detour challenge and received a 1-hour penalty at the Pit Stop.
3: Xiao Yang & Wang Taili quit the Roadblock challenge and received a 1-hour penalty before they could continue racing. Xiao Yang originally chose to attempt the task before quitting and this is reflected in the Roadblock count.
4: Han Geng & Wu Xin and Xiao Yang & Wang Taili each received a 15-minute penalty before starting the Detour because they both received money from locals earlier in the leg, violating the rules of leg 3.
5: Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao used their Express Pass to skip the Water Detour on Leg 4.
6: Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi were forced to quit the Face-Off because of an injury Zeng Zhiwei received during the Face-Off. They received a 15-minute penalty which started after the losing Face-Off team's 15-minute penalty.
7: Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao gave their second Express Pass to Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi at the start of Leg 4. They later used it to bypass the underground city task on the same leg.
8: Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi initially arrived in 2nd. However, they received a 1-hour penalty for not completing the first task of Leg 4 which involved finding a local's house and spending the night there.
9: The time penalty for losing Face-Off in the fifth leg was reduced to 5 minutes as opposed to the regular 15 minutes.
10: Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao quit the Detour challenge and received a 1-hour penalty before they could continue racing.
11: Yuan Zihui & Yuan Heyu joined the race as an invading team. They were required to finish 2nd or higher in their debut leg in order to keep racing. They placed 1st and survived.
12: Leg 8 was a special leg involving Intersected teams battling each other in a series of five Face-Offs. For winning three of the five Face-Offs, Han Geng & Wu Xin and Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao were both awarded 1st place. For losing, Xiao Yang & Wang Taili and Yuan Zihui & Yuan Heyu would have to battle each other in a final Face-off with the losers being eliminated. Yuan Zihui & Yuan Heyu lost the final Face-Off, eliminating them.
13: Jin Zhongguo & Li Guangzhu joined the race as an invading team. They were required to finish 1st in their debut leg in order to keep racing. They placed 2nd and were eliminated.
14: Han Geng & Wu Xin lost their chicken they had keep with them during a leg, presumably incurring a penalty at the Pit Stop. As they arrived last, they would've been eliminated without the penalty being applied, but as Jin Zhongguo & Li Guangzhu failed their invasion, they were saved from elimination.

Voting History

Teams on the second leg voted for who should receive the U-Turn. The team who has the most votes must complete the other option of the Detour they did not select.

Leg #: 2
U-Turned: Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu
Vote: 3-2-1
Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu
Xiao Yang & Wang Taili Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu
Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu
Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao
Han Geng & Wu Xin Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao
Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing Xiao Yang & Wang Taili

Reception

Trivia

  • The first season with a Starting Line outside of the home country.

References

The Amazing Race Season Index
United States 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32
Asia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Australia 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Brazil 1
Canada 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Central Europe Cancelled
China 1 · 2 · 3 · 4
China Rush 1 · 2 · 3
France 1
Israel 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8
Latin America 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
Norway 1 · 2
Philippines 1 · 2
Ukraine 1
Vietnam 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6
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