Broadcast details have been confirmed for the new Erebus Motorsport docuseries, which was filmed throughout the 2019 Supercars season.
The eight-part series, Inside Line – A Season with Erebus Motorsport, documents the challenging campaign for the Holden squad, which ran under the Penrite Racing banner with drivers David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale, team owner Betty Klimenko and CEO Barry Ryan.
The series will be broadcast exclusively on Fox Sports (channel 506) and Kayo, with the first episode to air Tuesday March 31 at 7:00pm.
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The second episode will air on Thursday April 2 at 7:00pm, with subsequent episodes to be relased on the following three Tuesday and Thursdays.
Sky NZ will be taking the series for New Zealand viewers. Check local guides for details.
The release of the series comes as the racing is put on hold amid the COVID-19 outbreak, with Supercars also revealing plans to run an online All Stars Eseries.
The Inside Line series will also be an annual production, with a new team to feature in the next series based on events of the 2020 season.
Klimenko said: “I was all for doing this. In the beginning it was a little daunting, but once you got used to a crew they were really good about it and it just became part of every weekend. I forgot about them half the time. I’d go to the bathroom and leave my mic on by mistake!
“I think people will love it because they’re going right behind the scenes. Not just right into the garage but de-briefs, the personal lives of the people who make up Erebus. They’re going to see what makes us tick. Every team is different and this is how we do it.”
“Our new annual docuseries Inside Line provides an excellent insight into the world of Supercars and all the dynamics of a motorsport team – getting to know their personal lives, the explosive track action and the team’s full-blown rivalries,” Supercars CEO Sean Seamer added.
“With unprecedented access to the inner sanctums of the team and drivers, both on and off the track, this compelling series is a must watch for any sports fan and showcases what is at the very heartbeat of our championship.”
In the wake of the global success of Netflix’s Drive to Survive series, based off events in a calendar Formula 1 season, Fox Sports chief Peter Campbell was keen to take fans into the inner sanctum of a leading Supercars squad.
“Inside Line – A Season with Erebus Motorsport is a fantastic addition to our unrivalled motorsport offering and we’re thrilled that the first and only place it will be seen is on Foxtel and Kayo Sports.
“Following on from the success of Formula 1’s Drive to Survive on Netflix, that is also available on the new Foxtel user experience, we’re very proud to showcase our own characters from the Supercars Championship and take fans to places they’ve never been before.
“Foxtel subscribers will also be able to stream the series anywhere, anytime on Foxtel GO.”