Insight TV commissions Endurance: 24 Hours of Spa
July 23, 2018
Insight TV, the UHD channel, has commissioned new action-packed show, Endurance: 24 Hours of Spa, which goes behind-the-scenes at one of the world’s toughest endurance races “Total 24 Hours of Spa”. The event, which this year marks its landmark 70th edition, takes place on Saturday 28th July in Belgium and is the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series and the Intercontinental GT Challenge.
Each 4 x 44-minute episode will provide motor racing fans and petrol heads with coverage of six-hour sections of the race, as well as an additional 6 x 11-minute mini profiles. The show will feature world-class drivers from six leading teams across the series including Bentley Team M-Sport, Garage 59, GRT Grasser Racing Team, Emil Frey Lexus Racing, Oman Racing with TF Support and Strakka Racing. It will document the grit and determination that the drivers and teams face as well as the mental strength it takes to be part of this grueling 24-hour challenge.
Each episode of Endurance: 24 Hours of Spa will tackle a theme or topic that’s relevant to specific stages of the race including: the history of endurance racing and technology used; race strategies and inspirations; pit crew cohesion and dynamics; psychology of endurance racing; the final hours of the event and much more.
“This is a spectacular race that sees top drivers from all over the world vie for one of the most prestigious trophies that the motor racing world has to offer,” says Frank le Mair, Executive Producer, Insight TV, “It’s a challenging show to produce in an environment where tensions are high and the narrative is constantly changing. We plan to get under the skin of these teams and drivers to find out what it takes to compete at this dangerous level.”
Stephane Ratel, Founder & CEO SRO Motorsports Group: “The Total 24 Hours of Spa is undoubtedly the highlight of our season, so I am thrilled that this new production from Insight TV will take the race to a wider audience.
“While Spa is the ultimate test of machinery, it is above all about people. From the drivers who chase victory to the mechanics, marshals, and fans, the human drama that plays out over 24 hours is what makes this race so special. What’s more, the circuit itself is among the most iconic and fearsome on the planet. The 24 Hours is its most challenging event and I am certain that these elements will combine to create a fascinating documentary.
“With multiple topics covered, from history through to cutting-edge technology, I believe that viewers will gain a valuable insight into the event. The Total 24 Hours of Spa is at once highly complex and beautifully simple and I look forward to seeing how Insight TV brings these dynamics to life on the screen.”