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Discovery Turbo launches new show Khardung-La: Race for Extreme

Premiering on October 21 at 8 pm, the show will also simulcast on Discovery Channel and Discovery Tamil Channel

BestMediaInfo Bureau  | Delhi | October 19, 2012

Chief Minister of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah flagged off a part of Neel Jani's drive F1 show run car to the top of the world's highest motorable road at 18,380 feet on the Khardung-La pass in Leh region

Discovery Turbo joins Red Bull India to create history by taking Formula 1 car- to the world's highest motorable road: Khardung-La in Ladakh region. At 18,300 feet, the Khardungla Pass is one of the planet’s most hostile roads, hardly the place for a Formula 1 car.  Catch the action in Discovery Turbo’s new adrenaline pumping show, Khardung-La: Race for Extreme as it follows the F1 car and its daring driver Neel Jani push to their limit on the highest altitude possible and create a new world record.

Khardung-La: Race for Extreme premieres on Sunday, October 21 at 8 pm on Discovery Turbo.  The programme will simulcast on Discovery Channel and Discovery Channel Tamil.

Discovery Turbo’s programme Khardung-La: Race for Extreme tracks Red Bull Racing Team as it takes up the challenge of battling technological barriers and overcomes human performance element on their exciting new mission to drive to Khardung-La. Lack of oxygen, extreme terrain and uneven roads are the reasons why no one has ever dared to run an F1 car at this world’s highest motor able road. Red Bull’s driver Neel Jani, an experienced motorist, becomes the first driver to take the challenge to drive Formula 1 car to the world famous Khardung-La pass, in a drive of a lifetime.  Neel, a native of Switzerland (of Indian origin) has been a part of many memorable drives for Red Bull and won accolades such as A1 Grand Priz season 2007-08.

The show takes viewers behind the scenes at the Red Bull Racing factory in Milton Keynes, through United Kingdom to New Delhi and to the spectacularly stark Ladakh valley. The programme features the exhaustive logistics details required to undertake this mission which involved transporting the car and 5 tons of Formula One equipment up the long and three-day treachorous journey from Delhi to Leh. Special preparation were made to get this magnificent machine running included use of nitrogen in the air-valve system, instead of air as it contains less moisture amongst others. In low oxygen conditions, the team pushed themselves and Formula 1 car to run at 18,380 feet in the Khardung-La pass to create the world record.

Viewers will witness the challenges to drive through the inhospitable roads and most extreme weather conditions.


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