Third installment of a popular documentary series ‘Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts’ aired yesterday at 4:00 PM ET and 1:00 PM PT. The short film records Audi attempt to gain their tenth victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans race.
The film will depict challenges that Audi Sport Team Joest and Audi engineers faced during the race in France, a crash that involved two Audi vehicles and its team’s 10th final victory at 20 Hours of Le Mans in 2011. The documentary sees Jason Statham as narrator and goes on to show one of the most competitive and exciting races in the history of Le Mans.
‘Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts’ besides being seen on SPEED TV from today will also be available as a free download app on iTunes from mid May. Leena Gade was the first female race engineer to make a quick and difficult decision at the last moment which resulted in this historic win.
News Release: “Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts” to Make Television Debut on SPEED TV on May 5
• Documentary will make its television debut on SPEED TV on Saturday, May 5 at 4:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM PT
• Film chronicles the Audi team’s attempt to seek its tenth victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 2011
• Audi presented U.S. Premiere in Los Angeles, Ca on April 26
• Available mid-May in stunning high-definition on iTunes as a free download
On Saturday, May 5 SPEED TV will present the television debut of “Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts,” the third installation of the popular documentary series. The film chronicles the gripping challenges overcome by the Audi Sport Team Joest and its engineers at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France. After terrifying crashes claimed the two other Audi race cars, the third and final race car was left to hold off three Peugeots resulting in the team’s ultimate victory.
“Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts”
“Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts,” narrated by Jason Statham, documents the Audi Sport Team Joest as they attempt to seek Audi’s tenth victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2011. When tragedy struck twice, the lone Audi R18 TDI® #2 race car remained to fight three Peugeots. Risks were taken, boundaries were pushed and nerves were rattled. “Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts” highlights Audi’s win and documents what unfolded over the next 24 Hours at Le Mans as it became one of the most competitive and gripping races the world had ever seen.
“Audi has had a rich history with Le Mans and has achieved tremendous success in the past years,” said Scott Keogh, Chief Marketing Officer for Audi of America. “We are excited to have had the opportunity to chronicle Audi’s 2011 journey and to give fans a glimpse into our world of racing with one of the most incredible wins ever.”
“Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts” will make its television debut on SPEED TV May 5 at 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT, and will be available mid-May in stunning high-definition on iTunes as a free download for viewing on any Mac or PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or on your HDTV with Apple TV. You can also check out the original “Truth in 24” in stunning high-definition on iTunes at www.itunes.com/truthin24 as a free download.
Written and directed by Rob Gehring, produced and edited by Charlie Askew, Rob Gehring, Dave Neupauer, Brian Rosenfield and Scott Thor and Executive Produced by Charles N. Besser, Howard Katz and Steve Sabol, the film follows the gripping suspense as team engineer Leena Gade, drivers André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer and Marcel Fässler worked to gain Audi’s tenth Le Mans victory. The tenth win also made history as Gade, who was forced to make many difficult split second decisions, was named the first female race engineer ever to orchestrate a winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.