Brazil’s beaches, sand dunes, and mountains challenge U.S. team during the grueling 78th International Six Days Enduro competition.The one-hour documentary on ISDE 2003 airs April 24th at 4:00PM eastern time on the Outdoor Life Network. Check www.olntv.com
for local time, details, and additional airings. JAL Productions, a Los-Angeles based film production company in conjunction with Cox Media Projects, an Isle of Man, UK based production company, partnered with Outdoor Life Network (OLN) to bring the thrills and excitement of championship off-road racing to US TV audiences.”There’s no greater off-road action than ISDE racing, and our new show captures all the excitement of this exotic version of the event,” said Dick Lague, executive producer, JAL Productions. “Imagine riding through some of the most grueling terrain in the world for over 200 miles each day, for six consecutive days. We caught it all from Barry Hawk’s first special test disaster to Stefan Everts in the Supermoto. The heat, the sand and the incredibly fast pace make this a great show. We have great helicopter and helmet cam shots that along with the footage from our other cameras makes this a must see programming. We’re delighted that OLN will be giving their viewers an exclusive chance to come along for an unforgettable ride in the most exotic of settings.”The show gets inside the US GNCC World Trophy team, Junior Trophy Team and Club Teams from around the country. Physically exhausting and mentally grueling, the ISDE in Brazil led racers through terrain that most have never experienced-a tough combination of soft, powdery sand, beaches, dusty trails, and mountains make for especially challenging racing. This was only the second time the ISDE has been run in the southern hemisphere. Past ISDE competitions have primarily been held in Europe, with two hosted in the United States.The JAL/Cox production team combines top camera and writing talent from the United Kingdom and the United States. The JAL/Cox team shares a passion for the ISDE. Veteran motor journalist and former motorcycle magazine publisher Bruce Cox serves as director and chief writer and Dick Lague, former president of the Petersen Motorcycle Group of magazines and partner in public relations and marketing firm The Brandware Group is executive producer. Seasoned off-road rider and JAL Productions founder Jeff Lague is assistant director and production manager. Internationally acclaimed motorcycle photographer Joe Bonnello interviewed the riders and narrates the show. Motojournalist Mark Kariya is also part of the team, as are UK cameraman David Cox and US cameramen David Courtice and Jon Lague. The same team also produced the 2002 ISDE documentary, filmed in the Czech Republic and produced exclusively for OLN. OLN will air the 2002 ISDE show on May 1, 2004 at 4:00 PM Eastern Time.KTM Sportmotorcycles provided logistics support in the form of transportation and camera bikes while Acerbis Plastica Spa provided promotional consideration and logistics help.About Outdoor Life Network: This is the second year that Outdoor Life Network has teamed up with JAL/COX to produce a documentary on the ISDE for US television audiences. The program is part of the network’s expanded their off-road adventure coverage. The leader in adventure television, Outdoor Life Network (www.olntv.com
) offers more outdoor recreation programming than any other network. The 24-hour cable network, now available in over 45 million homes, is the leading source for television coverage of outdoor adventure sports and outdoor leisure recreation.