‘Braking Point’ Broadcast Confirmed For Canadian GP Weekend.
Luke Chudleigh’s goal to reach Formula One™ and compete against the best race car drivers in the world has been captured in an exciting new documentary to be aired on TSN, Canada’s leading sports broadcaster, entitled ‘Braking Point’.
The 20-year-old from Milton, who races for Fortec Motorsports in the 2015 Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series, was shadowed by a film crew last season in Europe capturing life on and off the track, the results of which are packaged together to make ‘Braking Point’, produced by Open Wheel Productions with support from TSN.
Set to air during the Canadian Grand Prix weekend, with the Formula One™ race from Montreal also broadcast by TSN, ‘Braking Point’ will be shown at 4pm EST on Saturday 6th June on TSN1 and TSN4 immediately following F1 qualifying from Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The show will again air on Sunday 7th June, straight after the Grand Prix, at 4pm EST on TSN2, with further repeats being scheduled.
Born out of a desire to showcase the journey of an aspiring racing driver, and one competing so far from home and the challenges that come with that, ‘Braking Point’ captures both the highs and lows of Luke’s 2014 season competing in the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS Series.
With in-sight into his relationship with his team, to his family’s opinion on his career and his own unique take on being a Canadian athlete abroad, Chudleigh’s vision for ‘Braking Point’ is realized in the open dialogue and entertaining footage slickly edited together by Los Angeles-based Bill Steinkamp, a notable Hollywood film veteran.
“I’m just thrilled to have been able to partner with such an awesome team at TSN to get ‘Braking Point’ from dream to reality,” commented Chudleigh. “I personally want to thank the team at TSN, especially Stewart Johnston, Shawn Redmond and Lester McLean for their support and input into the documentary. It’s fantastic that a Canadian broadcaster has shown me this level of commitment and to have ‘Braking Point’ airing immediately after the Canadian Grand Prix qualifying is huge.
“I think we’ve captured a great snapshot of what it’s like to be a race car driver in the open-wheel ranks these days. Throw in the challenge of living and racing thousands of miles from home and there’s definitely more of a human element shown in the documentary to reflect the challenge. I’m doing whatever it takes though and I hope people see that determination while at the same time feel entertained by what we filmed during a real roller coaster of a season. I’d really love to turn ‘Braking Point’ into a series if we can attract the interest and support to build it beyond the stand-alone format.”
“Luke’s compelling story is sure to resonate with Canadian athletes and fans, and we’re all very excited to give racing fans a behind-the-scenes look at his experiences both on and off the track,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Programming and Marketing, TSN. “This feature will be a fantastic complement to our complete coverage of the Canadian Grand Prix, the biggest weekend in Canadian auto racing.”
For full schedule listings please refer to the TSN website: www.TSN.ca/TV
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Luke Chudleigh is supported by Chudleigh’s, Adidas, Bôhten, Mio, Sony and PRIME/Wickens Management.