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Great Bike Grand Prix of the Eighties USA 1988 DVD

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Product code: 1906Released: 22 October 200961 minutesDVD Region: 0

Product description

Relive one of the greatest 500cc World Championship showdowns of the 1980s on DVD for the very first time. Comprehensive, action-packed coverage brings you the full story of the first American Grand Prix in more than two decades, held at the legendary Laguna Seca, California, on Sunday, April 10th, 1988.

US fans were hoping for a home victory, and with American racing stars like Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz and Wayne Rainey on the grid it looked like their dreams could come true. However, it was Brit Niall McKenzie who set the pace, roaring into the lead chased by reigning World Champion Wayne Gardner. Lawson, after fumbling the start, was languishing in the mid-field, leaving countrymen Schwantz and Rainey to fly the Stars and Stripes.

Typically, two-times World Champion Lawson refused to give up and embarked on one of the most thrilling fightbacks ever seen, reeling in and sweeping past his rivals as he chased victory. Superb camera angles bring you all the action as Lawson races elbow-to-elbow with Schwantz, Rainey, Gardner and McKenzie, scything his way past the opposition.

There are also interviews with many of the stars, including a distinctly unimpressed Gardner, furious about the track condition and its affect on his bucking Rothmans Honda.

This DVD also includes highlights from the awesome 250cc races, where r50.0ookie rider Jim Filice stunned seasoned campaigers like Sito Pons, Toni Mang and Carlos Lavado - and delighted home fans - with an unexpected victory.