Creation Autosportif On The Telly
The Mike Jankowski-Ian Bickerton led team will be the stars of a
newly commissioned six part documentary series, to be shown on the
Le Mans”, the series will focus on the development and engineering
of a sports prototype racing car for the most famous sportscar race
in the world.
Creation’s preparation for, and progress through,
its very first Le Mans 24 hour race will be filmed by London production
company, The Gamma Project. The fly-on-the-wall style of documentary
will allow viewers an up-close and personal insight into the highs
and lows of endurance racing, and the technological and logistical
challenges of getting man and machine through one of the most gruelling
motor races of them all.
part of its preparation, the team and its drivers, Nicolas Minassian
and Jamie Campbell-Walter, have already been filmed testing and
developing their DBA-Judd, in both Britain and France. Andy Wallace
joins them for Le Mans. Gamma’s Director, Hugh Whitworth,
and his film crew also shadowed the team’s every move in the
first race of the team’s 2005 season – the six-hour
event at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium on April 17.
The Gamma Project’s most recent involvement
with has been with another Discovery Channel commissioned series
called Chris Barrie’s Massive Machines, which has also been
broadcast on Channel Five. They have also filmed the US Champ Car
Series in the past so are well placed to understand the technological
and emotional appeal of motor sport.
The 6 x 30-minute programmes will be broadcast soon
after the Le Mans race (18-19 June), at a date yet to be confirmed,
and it is expected they will be shown throughout Europe, the Middle
East, Africa, India, Central and Southern Asia.
The team enjoyed
its more successful test ever at Magny-Cours earlier this week –
and showed race-winning speed at Spa last month. The next one is
the big one.