Remember Mark Neale? He’s the filmmaker behind the well-received MotoGP documentary Faster, as well as a recent electric racing documentary titled Charge. Now he’s coming out with a new MotoGP film, titled Fastest, set to release this summer.
This time around, Neale’s film focuses on the 2010 MotoGP season and Valentino Rossi’s drive with – and against – Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo for the world championship. Rossi’s battles against young racers like Ben Spies, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner, his career-threatening crash and speedy return to racing, Lorenzo’s championship victory, and Rossi’s departure to the Ducati team are all on tape.
A MotoGP season has just as many twists and turns as a racetrack, so Fastest ought to be a film worth watching. It’s previewing at the Cannes film festival right now, and will be available on DVD and in select theatres this summer. Go nag your local movie house – if you’re lucky and the manager is a race enthusiast, they just might bring it in for you.