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ByDave Stopher

May 14, 2020

Speed Freaks’ the TV show fronted by multiple world speed record holder, Zef Eisenberg will be launched on Discovery Turbo throughout Latin America from June 2020.

The 6-part TV series proved such a success when it made its UK debut last Autumn, that it’s been snapped up by Discovery Turbo and dubbed into Spanish and Portuguese.

The ‘Speed Freaks’ TV Show will be available on Discovery Turbo’s dedicated motorsports channel, across forty-seven countries in Latin America with an estimated reach of 412 million subscribers – another record success for the self-proclaimed ‘Speed Freak’.

Eisenberg said “I had high hopes that Speed Freaks would be popular, but never did I imagine that it would launch across Latin America to 412m subscribers.”

The series follows daredevil Zef Eisenberg as he scours the nation to meet fellow ‘Speed Freaks’. Whether they’ve fitted a 24,000cc W12 aero-engine into a car, or built from scratch a full Dakar off-road racer, Eisenberg gets into the mindset, behind the wheel, under the bonnet and in to the saddle of Britain’s fastest cars and motorbikes.

Each 60-minute episode features extreme wacky vehicles, major modifications and maxed up tuning, adrenaline-filled racing action, fantastic feats of engineering combined with the lots of laughter, stress and drama. He also challenges his own MADMAX Race Team to take a different vehicle each episode and turn it in to the fastest machine of its kind before he braves life and limb to test it to its full potential.

The knowledge gleaned during the shows also played a crucial part in helping Eisenberg and the MADMAX Race Team to build a crazy 1200hp special road-legal Porsche 911 Turbo to set the all outright speed record at Pendine Sands, beating Idris Elba and Malcom Campbell MBE speed records, reaching speeds of 215mph on sand!

Eisenberg was due to fly to Brazil this month to participate in promotional interviews, but sadly the Covid-19 lock-down has stopped all of that. A new date of Oct/Nov has been planned.”

Not one to sit still, it will come as no surprise that since the lockdown Eisenberg has been feeding his own ‘need to race’ with his extreme Lamborghini tractor, whilst hatching big plans for more record-breaking land speed projects near the end of 2020, when racing commences again – watch this space!

About Zef Eisenberg and the MADMAX Race Team:
Zef ‘MAX’ Eisenberg is the presenter of ITV4 ‘Speed Freaks’, and holds more than 58 British, World, ACU, FIM and Guinness speed records. In September 2016, he survived ‘Britain’s fastest-ever motorcycle crash’ at 230mph, on a 560bhp Rolls-Royce jet turbine-powered motorcycle. He broke 11 bones, was hospitalised for three months, spent a further three months in a wheelchair and had to learn to walk again. He defied doctors by racing exactly one year after the accident on the anniversary of the crash.

In May 2018, he achieved the world’s fastest motorbike record on sand and was challenged to repeat this success on four wheels. In May 2019, in a highly modified Porsche, he became the world’s only person to exceed 200mph on sand with a bike and car, as well as hold the flying mile record for both. In Sept 2019, he set 3 x FIM world records for the world’s fastest electric powered motorbike at Elvington in Yorkshire.