Honda's hope for a blaze of glory at the '79 British GP fizzled out when Mick Grant fell off the oval-pistoned NR500 four-stroke Grand Prix machine on its debut run. The race was won by Roberts (Yamaha) by half a wheel from Sheene (Suzuki). This documentary recently released in DVD format features race build-up, enlightening rider interviews and highlights of the race which ended with the two leaders practically glued together as they crossed the line.
Join these top teams behind-the-scenes as they prepare to achieve their 'Silverstone Dream' and marvel at one of the closest finishes in GP racing history!
"The 1979 British 500 GP had it all, a titanic flag-to-flag battle between the decade's two biggest racing stars, the first ever GP outing for Honda, a technically stunning yet hopelessly out-classed NR500, Roger Marshall pretending to be tone-deaf warbling wonder David Essex aboard the Silver Dream Racer and Sheene venting his spleen. This DVD condenses that epic weekend into a 24 minute style documentary. Buy it, watch it, you'll love it." Classic Bike Magazine