With races to be held across three continents, the 1987 500cc World Championship would be one of the toughest-ever campaigns - and with three of the finest motorcycle racers ever to grace a circuit hell-bent on securing the title, it would be one of the toughest-ever championship battles.
Reigning champion Eddie Lawson may have been carrying the number one plate, but Rothmans Honda Rider Wayne Gardner was tipped to lead the title charge from round one, held at a rain-soaked Suzuka in Japan. However, it was Californian Randy Mamola who drew first blood with a stunning victory in front of the 100,000-strong audience.
Gardner, Lawson and Mamola would dominate the season, sharing wins as the action moved through Europe and South America. It was a long, and often difficult, road to the final race in Argentina, with mechanical woes, tricky conditions and rider error ensuring the title chase remained tight.
After eight rounds, Gardner held just a 12-point lead over Mamola, and at the British Grand Prix Lawson proved he hadn't given up yet with a masterful win. The nip and tuck battle continued, but Gardner refused to let the pressure get to him. The Australian's inspired and consistent riding ensured he kept control of the race for the 1987 crown, securing the title at the penultimate round with his seventh win of a truly amazing season.
Bike Grand Prix 1987 features action from all 15 races, including Brit 'Rocket' Ron Haslam stunning the world with his amazing starts, Scot Niall Mackenzie's exceptional performances, two-times world champion Freddie Spencer's disastrous season and Christian Sarron desperately trying to keep his machine upright!
Slo-mo footage lets you re-live the faring-smashing tumbles, near-misses and breathtaking overtaking manoeuvres.