Audi’s awesome 24h Le Mans documentary called “Truth in 24” is coming to ESPN, make sure to watch!
The story of Audi’s 2008 effort at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Truth in 24 provides a very rare glimpse behind the scenes as Audi Motorsport prepares for, competes in, and ultimately wins the world’s most famous endurance race. Audi went to NFL Films to make the movie, and director Keith Crossrow has applied that outfit’s uniquely compelling storytelling ability to motor racing — a sport he was largely unfamiliar with by his own admission. The results, fortunately, make for one Hell of a watch.
Narrated by action star Jason Statham, Truth opens with a brief primer on the 24 Hours of Le Mans using archival footage to communicate the race’s rich history to newcomers, while giving motorsport aficionados a quick look back at many of the cars that have since become legends of the Circuit de la Sarthe. There’s a great bit where the viewer is oriented to the sounds of the race, contrasting the R10 TDI’s muted techno-symphony against the thunder of a GT1 Corvette and the wail of a GT2 Ferrari.
As for Truth in 24, it’s an instant favorite as far as we’re concerned. If you want to see it, be advised: ESPN will air it nationally on Friday, March 20 at 8PM Eastern. The following day, the green flag will again wave at Sebring, and the next chapter in this ongoing story will be underway.