ASBK Management Team announce the appointment of new ASBK TV host Riana Crehan
The former Supercars pit lane reporter, joins her colleagues of 2009 World Endurance Champion and former ASBK Champion Steve Martin, specialist commentator Phil Harlum, and the voice of ASBK – Mark Bracks, in the trackside commentary role.
Riana brings a significant wealth of motorsport TV experience having spent the last 10 plus years in the Supercars paddock as pit lane reporter and feature story host. Whilst known for her work in the 4 wheeled World, Riana is a keen ASBK fan and has followed the Championship over the past few years.
Riana, as a new addition to the ASBK TV team will ensure that ASBK fans at home get a front row seat to all the action on the track and behind the scenes.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the ASBK team in 2021,” said Riana.
“For the last 10 or so years I’ve been involved in motorsport, mostly running up and down the pit lane with the Supercars, but now it’s time to have some fun with two wheels and the ASBK paddock.
“I’ve been sitting on the sidelines watching all the ASBK action unfold and now I can’t wait to be at Phillip Island for Round 1 of the mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, as part of the Australian All Wheels Race Fest, February 18 and 21.
“The 2021 ASBK is going to be spectacular and if fans can’t get trackside, you can catch all the action through our ASBK TV partners and ASBK TV Live Stream.
I’ve been a fan of two-wheels for a long time. I’ve known a few of the guys and girls in the ASBK paddock for a long time including Wayne Maxwell who is friends with my husband, and Troy Herfoss, who I have followed closely due to his off-track training. It’s great to see Brent Stephens join the paddock as a mechanic, as I’ve known him for a long time and it’s great to have some familiar faces in the pit lane this year.
“There’s a great depth of behind-the-scenes stories in the ASBK paddock and together with the ASBK TV team we hope to bring that into fans homes at each and every round of the ASBK Championship.
“ASBK is unique, from the privateer teams through to the top tier factory teams, the riders are highly skilled athletes and I hold them in the highest regard and I’m really looking forward to racing getting under way.”
Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle, said it was fantastic to have Riana join the ASBK TV team.
“Her experience alongside our professional ASBK team of Steve Martin, Phil Harlum and Mark Bracks for the 2021 ASBK will provide fans with a real insight into the paddock and riders,” Mr Doyle said.
“We now have a great team who will deliver sensational TV for race fans both here in Australia and our international fans as well.
“Motorcycling Australia and ASBK is again pleased to work with our production partner AVE and Motorsports TV who have long been a motorsport industry leader in television production.
“We can’t wait for the flag to drop on the start of the 2021 mi-bike Motorcycle Insurance Australian Superbike Championship, presented by Motul, February 18-21, at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit.”
Tickets for round 1 of ASBK Saturday and Sunday, February 20-21, The Australian All Wheels Race Fest are available now via www.asbk.com.au