Space cadets on million-dollar missiles, every MotoGP race is filled with heart-stopping moments of skill and speed that lends itself perfectly to the big and small screen. So here are five MotoGP movies and TV shows you should check out right now!
Anyone with even a passing knowledge of MotoGP will know the name Marc Marquez. A bonafide superstar of the sport and one of the most successful racers of all time, it may surprise some to learn that Marquez’ route to the top has rarely been straightforward (even if he makes it look that way). Marquez Unlimited (part of the Unlimited documentary series), takes viewers behind the scenes to see one of the sport’s luminaries fighting back through major surgery and rehabilitation, in order to return for the 2019 MotoGP season and build on his collection of victories.
Another opportunity to catch a behind-the-scenes look at how riders cope with adversity both on and off the track, Andrea Dovizioso: Undaunted follows the Italian rider as he faces down his most challenging season yet, battling injury and the scorn of critics alike to claim race victories and cinch the runner-up spot at the world championship. Putting a human face on the struggles of a successful racer, Undaunted pays tribute to the mental strength of MotoGP riders.
When Dani Pedrosa announced his retirement from MotoGP in 2018, the motorcycling world knew they were bidding adieu to one of the most spectacular careers in the sport’s history. The Silent Samurai, a 30-minute documentary, offers a look back at Pedrosa’s spectacular tenure as a MotoGP rider, reliving key moments and featuring brilliant insight from his coach, friend, and former MotoGP star Sete Gibernau. A fitting tribute to one of the sport’s outstanding competitors.
In 2017, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, Austria’s most successful motorbike racing team, made the jump to MotoGP after years of dominance on both the motocross and junior moto circuit. Ready to Race offers fans the chance to see how the team prepared for the 2017 MotoGP World Championship, offering incredible access to a different perspective on how teams prepare, with those inside the team explaining the development of the RC16, the project and their passion for the sport.
Racing Together is a 2016 feature-length documentary about the history of MotoGP, offering unparalleled insight into the story behind the sport’s incredible rise through the eyes of the world’s most successful riders, past and present. Through former legends, such as Mick Doohan, to current title-winners Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, you can get a glimpse of just what MotoGP means, and why it’s one of the world’s most exciting sports.