Idris Elba: No Limits airs on Discovery Channel from July 6th at 9pm

Idris Elba takes on the world’s toughest racing challenges for Discovery Channel’s new series Idris Elba: No Limits

download (5)Golden Globe-winning and Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer Idris Elba is to push his body, mind and engineering know-how to the limit by racing on land and in the air for a new four part series for Discovery Channel, airing July 2015.

This explosive new series, titled Idris Elba: No Limits, will see Idris immerse himself into a range of speed challenges across the disciplines of rally driving, drag racing, aerobatics, as well as an attempt to break the “Flying Mile” record set by Malcolm Campbell in 1927.

Idris will join up with the very best professional teams, take on challenges and receive coaching from some of the world’s leading pilots and drivers across the world including rally driving legend Jimmy McRae, aerobatics champion Ed Cyster, drag racing icon Antron Brown and rally champion Ari Vatanen – all of whom will mentor him to take on a series of extreme, high-speed challenges.

Each episode starts with Idris visiting a renowned motor sport competition, shot on locations including Florida, California, the United Kingdom and Ireland, that will inspire his mission to take on some of the toughest racing disciplines in the world. To push his car or plane to the utter limit, Idris gets under the bonnet and miles under his belt, to prepare for the big race day that will see him go head to head with the professionals.

Idris Elba, said: “I’m taking on the toughest racing challenges of my life for this new Discovery TV series. Along the way I’ll meet extraordinary individuals, spectacular machines and hear amazing stories of how far people go to satisfy their love of speed. The extreme challenges will take me right out of my comfort zone as I compete against the best on land and in the air.”

Please see below for some clips from Episode 1 in which Idris takes on the legendary Circuit of Ireland rally.

Training schedule –

Heading to Monaco –

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Legendary Circuit of Ireland rally –