Honda TT Legends in new TV series

The Honda TT Legends during an endurance race pit stop

Isle of Man TT stars John McGuinness, Cameron Donald and Simon Andrews will feature in a new television series which starts next week.

The eight-part documentary series, TT Legends, follows the Honda TT Legends team throughout the 2012 season, charting the World Endurance Championship campaign as well as the team’s run at the 2012 TT.

The first half hour episode will be broadcast on ITV4 at 8.30pm on Monday, February 4.

The documentary series, from Gaucho Productions, goes behind-the-scenes as the team competes in the Bol d’Or, a 24-hour race at the Magny Cours circuit in France, Doha, Germany, Japan, for the Suzuka 8-Hour, and back to France for the Le Mans 24-hour.

The series takes in the TT and North West 200, but also picks up the riders away from the races, showing them as they relax away from the pressures of racing and learning what makes them tick.

Viewers will meet the families and friends who must cope with the stress of watching them race, and witness the tears, tantrums and triumphs from an epic season.

Gaucho Production’s Executive Producer Duncan Rycroft said:

“The TT Legends have a fascinating story to tell and we’re delighted to have brought it to life. Our crews have travelled everywhere with them, from bullet trains in Japan to Cameron’s makeshift motorhome in Northern Ireland.”

“This series is an extraordinary tale of human will and endeavour played out at 200mph. ITV4 is a natural home for it and we’re thrilled to be working with them.”

ITV4 Head of Programme Strategy John Claridge added:

“ITV4 has achieved great success with its coverage of the Isle of Man TT. The TT Legends series complements it beautifully.”

“We’re delighted to work with Gaucho Productions on a series that offering a fascinating insight into the riders and their lives. ITV4 has a rich heritage of producing exciting sports documentaries and this is no exception.”

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