MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing, and the World Championship is the ultimate goal which only a handful of the very best will achieve. This fascinating programme reveals how Grand Prix World Champions are created, discovering the Route to Glory.
Many of today’s greatest MotoGP stars open their hearts to discuss how they got started, the influences, challenges and emotions which shaped their journey to the top and how they have coped with the absolute joy and massive pressure of becoming World Champion.
The programme features extensive, intimate interviews with Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Nicky Hayden, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa , Andrea Dovizioso, Alvaro Bautista, Hiroshi Aoyama, Julian Simon, Mike di Meglio and Britain’s own Bradley Smith. Plus we hear from legends Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson and Kevin Schwantz on what it takes to become World Champion.
There’s stunning race footage as we watch the stars progress from national championships, into Grand Prix racing and on to their first points, first wins and first championship victories. But most revealing is the early footage, including personal home videos, showing Rossi racing karts as a child, Pedrosa and Lorenzo on dirt bikes, Aoyama and Dovizioso on mini-motos and Hayden in his very first road races.
Each racing great reveals their personal Route to Glory, comparing the benefits of motocross and mini-motos in the early years, the involvement of key figures like Alberto Puig, the lucky breaks, the sacrifices and the determination to succeed. They recall the emotion of their Grand Prix debut, the passionate commitment it took to win, how they deal with injury and setback, and explain what they think it takes to become World Champion.
These men are among the chosen few to have challenged for MotoGP World Championship victory, and this is the story of their Route to Glory.