Production of the upcoming ‘Kiwis – Born to Fly’ motorsport documentary has officially kicked off at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the weekend, airing in New Zealand later this year exclusively on Sky Sport NZ.
The production team has now traveled from Auckland, New Zealand and have fully settled into an Indianapolis base for the duration of the shoot during May. There is a wonderful list of Kiwi drivers and crew lined up for appearances within the documentary during the shooting period.
It kicked off today with members of the Chip Ganassi Racing squad comprising of six time NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon, series rookie Marcus Armstrong, as well as team manager and long time crew chef Blair Julian.
While the documentary will only cover a very small amount of what New Zealanders are doing overseas in the world of Motorsport there certainly is no better place in the world to kick off the US section of the production than the state of Indiana and the city of Indianapolis and of course the outstanding Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Over the course of April, interviews took place in New Zealand with many of the names and family that have aided these talented people to where they are today. Completion of the shows opening sequence that creates a sense of the passion for New Zealand was also finished during this time.
The documentary’s concept is to simply show and highlight the passion all of these people, regardless of the role and what they have shown across many years within the sport along with the dedication they given to it. They represent New Zealand as true ambassadors for the sport of motor racing.
‘Kiwis -Born to Fly’ will screen on Sky Sport 5 in 2023 at a date to be confirmed by Sky NZ, but the first screening is due to follow race day coverage of the NTT IndyCar Series.
Supporting presenting sponsors are Dayle ITM, Armstrong Motor Group, Toyota Gazoo Racing NZ, Creame Insurance, Giltrap Group , McElrea Racing and C& R Developments.
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