· 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.
The “Truth in 24 II: Every Second Counts” trailer can be viewed on YouTube and for additional information about the film, please visit www.audiusa.com.
U.S. Premiere Event Details
Held at the elegant Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, April 26, the event was attended by André Lotterer, Benoît Tréluyer and Marcel Fässler, drivers of the winning R18 TDI® #2, Audi Sport Team Joest. Also in attendance were film producer Scot Thor; Audi of America Chief Marketing Officer Scott Keogh; Director, Western Region for Audi of America Mike Cagle, and Audi of America dealers Jeff West and Ted Moreno.
Audi released its first documentary, “Truth in 24” at AFI FEST in 2008, which was also narrated by Jason Statham and chronicled the Audi R10 team and their quest for a third straight outright win of the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2010, “Truth in Motion” followed the U.S. Ski Team’s road to Vancouver chronicling the road to becoming a world-class skier. The day-to-day triumphs and tribulations are documented in an up close and personal way rarely seen by the consumer.