SNEAK PEEK: RIANA CREHAN’S SAS AUSTRALIA TV APPEARANCE

A fiery performance! Riana Crehan in a sneak peek of 2022's series of SAS Australia. Photo: Channel 7.

VIEWERS have been given a sneak peek at former Supercars pit lane reporter Riana Crehan’s next television appearance – and it’s not for the faint of heart.

Crehan is part of next year’s series of ‘SAS Australia’ on Channel 7 and a brief snippet of vision shown of her in action was shown as part of the network’s coverage of the weekend’s Repco Bathurst 1000.

She joined Mark Beretta and Abbey Gelmi from the Shell V-Power Racing garage for the segment, on-hand at Mount Panorama to support husband Will and brother-in-law Alex, who finished 10th in the race after a day impacted by being forced to stack in the pits behind the team’s sister car during the Safety Car.

The sneak peek vision showed Crehan running down a beach on fire, being submerged under water and also leaping from a moving boat onto a helicopter – a far more serious scenario than any pit lane could throw at her in the past!

Crehan was announced in October as one of the contestants on the gruelling show that puts its contestants to the absolute test and sees them subjected to intense physical endurance, sleep deprivation, interrogation, and psychological testing.

Rally ace Molly Taylor featured on the first series of the SAS Australia show last year.

The series will air next year on Channel 7.

Crehan left Supercars TV coverage at the end of last year and opened up to V8 Sleuth last December in the wake of her departure.

“Any time there’s a network change they’ll look to see change [in the line-up],” she said.

“All the different networks are going to have their own view of what they want to see. It happened when Ten came in six years ago, they wanted to change the line-up…  

“I certainly didn’t sit there thinking I was a guaranteed starter for next year. There are no conspiracy theories. This is television. No-one’s guaranteed a seat.”

Crehan’s most recent motorsport broadcast role has been as host of the Australian Superbike Championship and various other Motorcycling Australia broadcasts.

With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.