Kiwi drivers take centre stage in Supercars docuseries

12 Apr
Supercars will give fans an insider's look into the world of the five New Zealand-born drivers with a two-part documentary series
3 mins by Supercars.com
  • Supercars captures insider's look Kiwi drivers' road to Taupō

  • Episodes will premiere one week out from ITM Taupō Super400

  • Two-part docuseries delivers never-before-seen footage

Supercars will give fans an insider's look into the world of the five New Zealand-born drivers, with a two-part documentary series to launch on television and social media this weekend.

Road to Taupō, powered by Repco follows the journey of rookie drivers Ryan Wood and Jaxon Evans, Adelaide 500 winner Matt Payne, race winner Andre Heimgartner and defending Repco Bathurst 1000 champion Richie Stanaway as they build up their own preparations for next week’s inaugural ITM Taupō Super400.

Produced by Supercars and AirTime Media, the two 20-minute episodes offer viewers an exclusive glimpse into the behind-the-scenes action of New Zealand's Supercars’ talent, who have been eyeing off the Taupō round since it was first announced in 2023.

Premiering exclusively on Supercars' official website and YouTube channel from 6:00pm AEST on Saturday April 13, Road to Taupō, powered by Repco delivers never-before-seen footage from the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship and candid interviews with each of the drivers.

From race days to personal anecdotes, this series provides an authentic portrayal of the challenges and camaraderie among the quintet of current Kiwi drivers.

Road to Taupō Teaser: Kiwi stars prepare for homecoming

In the first episode, viewers will witness Wood's debut at a Supercars test day at Winton, alongside insights into his dynamic longtime friendship with youngsters Payne. It also features both drivers’ dramas at the season opening Thrifty Bathurst 500 and never-before-seen footage of what Chaz Mostert said to Payne after their crash at the Melbourne SuperSprint last month.

Episode 2 delves deeper into the lives of Evans, Heimgartner, and Stanaway, offering a raw look at their journey to the Taupō event. From pivotal decisions to intense race days, viewers will experience the highs and lows of these Kiwi drivers as they chase victory.


Supercars Head of Broadcast Nathan Prendergast said: “It’s incredible to have such a strong representation of New Zealand drivers in the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship.

“We have tracked the five fast Kiwis across the start of the season as they prepare to race on home soil in front of a packed house in Taupō.

“We delve into the close personal bonds of friendship and family life along with understanding the drive to win on home soil. This mini doc is a great insight into the anticipation of this inaugural event.”

Repco Head of Sponsorship Mitch Wiley said: "We’re thrilled to be supporting the documentary series, Road to Taupō.

"This series not only celebrates the incredible talent of Supercars’ five New Zealand drivers but also provides fans with a unique behind-the-scenes look at their journey so far in the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship.

“At Repco, we are proud to be part of showcasing the dedication, passion, and camaraderie that is pushing these five drivers. We can’t wait to see who comes out on top at the first ever event in Taupō next week."

Road to Taupō, powered by Repco premieres at 6:00pm AEST tonight on Supercars.com and Supercars’ Official YouTube Channel. Episode 2 will premiere at 6:00pm AEST tomorrow night.

There are still tickets remaining for the ITM Taupō Super400 through Supercars.com and Ticketek.

While Saturday and Sunday’s general admission and grandstand seating is sold out, Friday ticketing options for general admission, corporate hospitality and grandstands are available. Three day hospitality options are also available through Supercars.com.

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