The 54-year-old said he had "tried to be quite philosophical” about the end of his time on the programme, and has now agreed that the new formula is proving to be successful.
“What we’ve ended up with is us refreshing ourselves a bit and having a bit of a rethink about how we do it, making space for some other people to take over our old programme,” he said.
“They’re doing an increasingly good job of it."
The Grand Tour presenter is not rubbishing his new Amazon show though, rather suggesting that the two can continue to co-exist peacefully.
Former Top Gear presenter James May approves of the new series
The three presenters of The Grand Tour are geared up ready for a second series
The new Top Gear presenters start their second season without Chris Evans
We can spark off each other a bit. I don’t really see that anybody loses out.
“I do think that the viewers now have two shows to watch, where they had one before. We can spark off each other a bit. I don’t really see that anybody loses out,” he added.
May was part of the original team of Top Gear presenters, along with Clarkson and Richard Hammond. But the popular series’ future came into question after the BBC pressed pause when Jeremy Clarkson was fired from the channel for an "unprovoked physical and verbal attack" on a producer.
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What followed was a brand new line-up and a reboot which initially consisted of LeBlanc, Chris Evans, Sabine Schmitz, Chris Harris, Rory Reid and Eddie Jordan, but was plagued throughout last year with criticism of Evans.
BBC controller Patrick Holland recently said however, that the two ‘petrol-head’ programmes cannot be compared: “You’re looking at two completely different shows.
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The notorious figure of The Stig has been with Top Gear since the beginning.
“We have turned over a new lead. It’s a new team. Chris and Rory have been fantastic and Matt has been terrific in the films and he’s really started to enjoy the studios more and more,” he added.
Holland also said that the show has reinvented itself enough to bring in a different audience: “The audience is younger. Young people really love the new Top Gear.”
At the end of last year Evans, 51, was revealed to have left the show and was not replaced, whereas 49-year-old LeBlanc, who recently stepped out with his producer girlfriend, signed up for two more years of the series.