A small group of racers dominated the motorcycle Grand Prix
World Championship during the ultra-competitive era of the late 1980s and early
1990s; they are the Bike Heroes.
One of the most outstanding talents of this era was Wayne
Rainey, a rider who proved unbeatable for three years in a row and was destined
for even greater success until cruel fate intervened.
This action-packed DVD features dramatic race footage from
throughout the American’s glittering Grand Prix career, including his first win
in 1988, highlights from each of his championship-winning years and the
Australian GP, considered one of the best races ever.
We recall how Rainey secured the crown in 1990 and 1991, and
remember how he became the ‘Comeback King’ in 1992, fighting off injury and
hard-charging rivals to secure an unlikely third World Championship at the
final race of the season.
The programme relives Rainey’s rivalry with Kevin Schwantz,
with edge-of-the-seat coverage of races like the 1991 German GP, and as well as
featuring rare footage from testing and Rainey’s time away from the track –
including dirt bike racing with Kenny Roberts!
There are also period interviews with Rainey and
contributions from his colleagues and rivals. Plus, there is rarely-seen footage
from Rainey’s first Grand Prix career – racing in the 250cc class in 1984 - and
his return to Europe in 1987 for the
Rainey’s glittering racing career came to a sudden end at
Misano in 1993 as he fought for the championship. Although his racing days were
over aged just 32, he had already established himself as one of the sport’s
true greats, and a genuine Bike Hero.