Written, produced and directed by Mark Neale
Narrated by Ewan McGregor, this film about MotoGP follows in the footsteps of the brilliant TT: Closer to the Edge in that even people who know nothing about bike racing will enjoy it. It’s not really about MotoGP, though. It’s more a biographical look at Valentino Rossi’s career at Yamaha. It goes further back in time, but despite the footage of the Italian testing the Ducati and the line “as the 2012 season begins” atthe end, it does stop when he leaves Yamaha at the end of 2010.
“The young people are coming,” says Jorge Lorenzo early in the DVD. “How close we are to Valentino we’ll see at the end of the season.” This is the main focus of the 1hr 45min documentary as Rossi struggles with injury and younger riders in his quest to seal his eighth title in the top class. Like bikes? It’s a must. Don’t really like bikes? You’ll probably really enjoy it. EF
Universal Pictures, www.fastestthemovie.com, £9.99