English sports car fans will soon have a very good idea about the life of an international racecar driver, thanks to sports car star Johnny Mowlem. Three episodes of Johnny Mowlem's World Travels will air on England's...
English sports car fans will soon have a very good idea about the life of an international racecar driver, thanks to sports car star Johnny Mowlem.
Three episodes of Johnny Mowlem's World Travels will air on England's cable network Sky Sports in as many days during a week in February. Sky Sports is the top-rated cable sports network in England.
Produced by Andrew Marriott, Johnny Mowlem's World Travels brings Mowlem's racing exploits around the world back to his fans in his home country. Much of Mowlem's racing is done in the United States and Canada.
"Each episode allows racing fans to have a glimpse into the motor racing world," said Mowlem. "Racing is a multi-faceted business and these reports are pretty informative. Andrew Marriott has done a terrific job of presenting each segment."
The first episode covers much of Mowlem's off-season activity, including an appearance at Johnny Herbert's Charity Karting event, the Autosport Show and the Autosport Awards. It airs on Sky Sports 3 February 15 at 7 p.m. and on Sky Sports Extra at 10 p.m.
The second episode gets into the nitty-gritty of off-season testing as Mowlem and his ACEMCO Motorsports teammates test their Saleen S7R in preparation for the 2005 American Le Mans Series opener in the 12 Hours of Sebring. There is also a look back at Mowlem's 2004 season. This episode airs February 16 at 7 p.m. on Sky Sports 3 and again at 10 p.m. on Sky Sports Extra.
The third episode covers Mowlem's participation in the 2005 Rolex 24 at Daytona and his GT victory in the same race a year earlier. This report airs February 17 at 7 p.m. on Sky Sports 3 and at 10 p.m. on Sky Sports Extra.
All three episodes are an hour long and each repeats at least once on both networks. All times are Greenwich Mean Time.
One of Britain's most successful and personable sports car drivers, Mowlem started his career behind the wheel at age 19. In 2003, he finished fourth in the British Racing Drivers Club Gold Star Award, a ranking of all British racers competing in international series, including Formula One. A married father of two, Mowlem was raised in Majorca, Spain. He has earned university degrees in economics and Spanish. More information on Mowlem is available at www.johnnymowlem.com.