CBBC is to air a new factual series following the fortunes of four teenage racing drivers.
The Racing Set follows brother-and-sister Ollie and Jamie, and friends Harry and James as they battle on the track in the Ginetta Juniors Championship.
The series follow the highs and lows of the teenagers as they are pushed to their limits, performing incredible feats at high speeds, spending weekends racing round the track – and all before they are old enough to drive on the open road.
Throughout the series, of 15 minute editions, the teenage drivers learn lessons in responsibility, how to cope with high expectations and disappointments, and inevitably how to make difficult decisions that affect their future.
“At CBBC, we reflect real lives back at our viewers and I’m hoping that this series will inspire them to follow their dreams, whatever they are, just as we see these teenagers doing.
“Across the five episodes, we get a real insight into the highs and lows of a racing season, giving a true picture of the intense pressures faced by Jamie, James, Ollie and Harry, and we’re sure that CBBC viewers will enjoy this exclusive look at this exciting world.”
– Kez Magrie, executive producer for CBBC
The five part series will air next month and is produced by markthree media in association with Watershed TV.