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THE third season of Supercars’ Inside Line docuseries will launch tonight in what is promised to be the most in-depth edition yet.

After seasons following Erebus Motorsport in 2019 and Walkinshaw Andretti United in 2020, Triple Eight Race Engineering is now in the spotlight.

Triple Eight soared to title glory last year in both the drivers’ and teams’ championships but it was not without drama, including injury for Shane van Gisbergen and his gripping squabble with Jamie Whincup at Sydney Motorsport Park.

“The series is very different to previous versions of Inside Line – it’s really a deep dive into the history of Triple Eight, going right back to the 1990s in the UK, plus the last two decades of Australian motor racing,” said team co-owner Jessica Dane.

“Even I was surprised at some of the interviews, the crew at AirTime (Media) really did their research.

“There are definitely some controversial moments, I was watching through my fingers at times!

“It captures the highs and lows of the 2021 season without following it chronologically, which I think works really well because the overarching storylines are so strong.

“Coming into the process, we said that if we’re going to do this, we’re going to do this properly – no filters, no restrictions.

“Filming it was tricky at times. Between COVID-19, countless highly sensitive conversations and Shane refusing to be filmed most days, it was a challenge to piece together, but I’m stoked with how it turned out and can’t wait for viewers to get this whole new insight to Triple Eight.”

Van Gisbergen and Triple Eight celebrate the 2021 championship. Pic: Mark Horsburgh

Across the seven-part series are insights from rivals such as Scott McLaughlin, Greg Murphy, Tim Edwards, Ludo Lacroix, Ryan Story, Ryan Walkinshaw, James Courtney and Steven Johnson.

“We are excited to be releasing the third season of Inside Line featuring Triple Eight Race Engineering,” said Supercars head of broadcast David Tunnicliffe.

“This is our most in-depth season yet, giving fans an unfiltered insight into some of the defining moments in Supercars history.

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“The seven, one-hour episodes will feature one of the best teams in Australian motorsport, like we have never seen them before.

“This has been a huge body of work, with over 50 terabytes of media captured throughout the 2021 season and it has been a big undertaking by AirTime Media on behalf of Supercars, to bring this project together.

“Many heavy hitters from Australian motorsport television worked on this project, including Neil Crompton, Chad Neylon, Michael Heaton and James Harrison, and I would like to thank everyone involved.

“We are extremely grateful to Roland Dane, Jamie Whincup, Tony Quinn, Jess Dane and the entire Triple Eight Race Engineering team for the access they have provided.”

Episodes will air weekly at 7:30pm on Wednesdays via Fox Sports 506, starting tonight.

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