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Jan 9, 2014

Video: Honda Teases "TT Legends" Documentary

TT Legends Documentary Teaser The 8-part TT Legends documentary follows a team of legendary motorcycle racers as they tackle some of the world's toughest races, including the Isle of Man TT. The documentary goes 'behind the screens' as the team competes in the World Endurance Championship. The season kicks off with the famous Bol d'Or, a twenty-four hour race at the Magny Cours circuit in France. Then they're off to Doha, Germany and even Japan for the famous Suzuka 8-Hour before they return to France for the Le Mans 24-hour. Each race brings its own, distinct challenge for the team.
‘TT Legends’ documentary makes YouTube debut

The acclaimed ‘TT Legends’ documentary, which goes behind-the-scenes with the Honda TT Legends team during the 2012 Endurance World Championship and road racing season, is to make its official YouTube debut on the HondaProRacing channel.

The eight-part series produced by Gaucho Productions was originally broadcast on ITV4 in the UK and is due to be shown on Fox Australia this year. The Gaucho crew was granted exclusive access to the 2012 Honda TT Legends line-up of John McGuinness, Cameron Donald and Simon Andrews as they took on some of the world’s toughest motorcycle races – from the iconic Suzuka 8-hour and the gruelling Le Mans 24-hour to the super-fast North West 200 and the legendary Isle of Man TT.

The resulting documentary tracks the highs and lows of life as a motorcycle racer, both on and off the track, with viewers getting an insight into the tears, tantrums and triumphs that take place as the Honda TT Legends team enjoys an epic season. The first episode will be available on the HondaProRacing YouTube channel from Wednesday 15 January with the remaining episodes uploaded every Wednesday for the following seven weeks.

Speaking about the series, Gaucho Production’s Executive Producer Alistair Weaver said: “We had a terrific response to the TT Legends series when it debuted on ITV4, where it attracted an exceptionally broad audience. It’s an extraordinary tale of human will and endeavour played out at 200mph and we’re delighted to be bringing it to a YouTube audience for the first time.”

Robert Watherston, Head of Motorsport, Honda Motor Europe said: “Gaucho’s crew were given unprecedented access to the Honda TT Legends team and the result is an intimate and fascinating portrait of just what it takes to compete in these incredibly challenging racing disciplines. We’re thrilled to be able to offer the series to a global audience via the HondaProRacing YouTube channel.”