When a young Californian named Kenny Roberts burst onto the 500cc World
Championship Grand Prix scene in 1978 he revolutionised the sport. Skills learnt
while racing on the dirt track ovals of America introduced a new style of bike
control, while his combination of natural talent, physical fitness and
dedication to practice set new standards.
'King' Kenny dominated Grand Prix racing, taking the World Championship at
the first attempt, and securing the crown again in 1979 and 1980. He remained a
front runner for the rest of his stellar career. When he quit racing, Roberts
turned to team management and soon discovered a calm teaching style which
allowed him to pass on the philosophy and techniques which had brought him so
In 1995, he opened the Kenny Roberts Training Camp outside Barcelona in
Spain. Our cameras were there to discover the secrets of the King as the very
first pupils benefitted from Roberts' expert tuition.
We join five young Malaysian racers as they undertake the intensive
month-long course, joining them in the classroom, in the gym and on the dirt
track as they learn fast riding the Roberts' way. With help from GP star Randy
Mamola, Roberts and his team offer expert advice on fitness, diet, mental
attitude, bike control, choosing lines and much more.
This film features unrivalled access to the KRTC programme, plus extensive
interviews with Roberts, Mamola and other instructors, offering viewers a unique
insight into the Roberts' formula for success. It also offers a wonderful chance
to hear from a true champion, and watch the King in action.