LOS ANGELES, California (October 17, 2016) — An exciting new documentary series launching this fall offers viewers unprecedented access to the high stakes world of professional auto racing. Motorclub focuses on the personal stories and experiences of leading action motorsport stars including multi-series champion and stunt driver Tanner Foust, action sport superstar and Nitro Circus founder Travis Pastrana, motocross innovator and truck racer Brian Deegan, U.S. Formula One star turned rallycross champ Scott Speed, skateboarding and rallycross pro Bucky Lasek, FMX rider Jackson Strong, and legendary drifter Ken Gushi.
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The show invites viewers behind the scenes to share in the lives of these compelling personalities both on and off the racetrack. “These are the innovators and the builders, the stars who have come through the grassroots ranks to shape the future of action motorsport,” said co-creator and series director Matt Fife. “This is a rare moment in racing where we can create a show that’s part of the evolution of motorsport.”
Shot in a cinematic, documentary style, Motorclub brings viewers inside a motorsport community with diverse roots across the spectrum of racing, action sport, fashion, design and social media. The show covers it all, from epic race wins to weekends cutting loose with friends, sharing the real experiences of drivers and the cadre of behind-the- scenes personalities that support them in their professional and personal lives.
“All of the personalities on Motorclub can be a powerful inspiration to people who want to know what it takes to become a pro,” said Fred Chang, series co-creator and longtime motorsport agent. “The stories we’re telling prove that there’s no limit to what’s possible when you chase your passion.”
Viewers will follow the close-knit racing community from pre-season through to the final moments of championship competition. Each episode features intersecting storylines from on and off the track and culminates with real racing footage as seen from the exclusive perspective of drivers, crew, family members and friends.
“There’s a human element to the motorsport experience that isn’t there when you watch racing coverage on TV,” said Chang. “With Motorclub, we are uniquely positioned to tell the whole story.”
The show joins the NBC Sports Network’s schedule this fall, premiering alongside Nitro Circus, one of its most popular action sports programs. NBC and NBCSN are the U.S. television home of motorsports, offering 1,800 hours of unparalleled motorsports content across its television and digital platforms. Coverage includes broadcasts of major racing series, complemented by original motorsports programming, like Motorclub.
“As the home of motorsports, we’re pleased to add Motorclub to NBC Sports Group’s programming lineup,” said Jeff Macaulso, Senior Director, Programming, NBC Sports Group. “Motorclub’s all-access documentary style storytelling will offer race fans a behind-the-scenes look at some of their favorite drivers and teams.”
The first episode of Motorclub airs October 20 at 11 p.m. ET.