Two great documentaries about motorcycle racing at the highest levels.
Speed is My Need
Inside the mind of a superbike racer, what makes these young men risk their lives for the thrill of speed? Spectacular footage, unbelievable crashes, racing psychology and modern surgery, an intimate look inside the world of racing superbikes. The last of the gladiators, racing can mean life or death with a twist of the throttle. Directed by Mark Sloper and featuring interviews with USA racing legends ‘Fast’ Freddie Spencer & Colin ‘Texas Tornado’ Edwards, Rick Broadbent of the Times, ‘Rocket’ Ron Haslam and his son British Champion Leon Haslam, all time fastest TT winner Peter ‘Hicky’ Hickman, and ex british champs James Whitham and Shakey Byrne.
The first full official history of MotoGP from the earliest days to now.
From the first World Championship race, through to the Honda vs. MV years, the two-stroke revolution, the vast array of personalities and neon leathers of the 1980s, and the reign of Rossi, all the way to today's stars – this is an incredibly exhaustive and detailed production.
This exciting and action-packed documentary is packed with facts and information, from which even the most knowledgeable racing fan will learn something new.
MotoGP™ has its roots in the FIM Motorcycle World Championship established after the Second World War, and which soon blossomed to become the biggest and most prestigious motorcycle Championship. The esteem in which races are held hasn't changed much since those first days, but virtually everything else about premier class racing has. In the early years there was just two classes, 350cc and 500cc, but over time various other capacities have come and gone until today's arrangement of MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™. Another momentous change has been the switch from thrilling but deadly road circuits to purpose-built short courses and an ever-increasing emphasis on rider safety. This feature-length documentary looks at the changing face of World Championship motorcycle racing, and at the forces that have motivated this evolution. Along the way, we also meet a cast of characters that made MotoGP™ so compelling and so endlessly fascinating since its humble beginnings.