If you’re a an fan of the motor racing world then you will find this three disc box set very interesting and somewhat enlightening.
SENNA – a documentary style film about Senna’s years in Formula until his tragic death in 1994, predominantly featuring behind the scenes home cine footage and television interview footage, enlightening insights into the politics of formula 1, the on and off track rivalry between he and Prost, the changes in cars and teams. F1 went through a rough period in the early 1990’s, the successful season of 1992 was followed by a controversial 1993 season when the early days of electronics ad computerisation creeped in, as such technology was out of the pockets of many teams they were banned for the 1994 season. one would think this meant returning to the 1992 cars but no, it became a year of carnage where Martin Donnelly was severely injured in a practice session for the Spanish Grand Prix, Roland Ratzenburger died while driving a qualifying lap at the San Marino Grand Prix and the next day Senna died during the race.
TT 3D CLOSER TO THE EDG – This centres on the 2010 season of this bastion of road racing. It shows many of the riders [they look either old enough to know better or young enough to still be using stabilisers]. It does not really explain the circuit, which for a unique place is a shame. I found the drivers talk interesting and insightful, however, it is portray Guy Martin as a slightly selfish renegade, maybe he was, maybe it was the black leather relentless sponsored attitude; all the same those eyes . These guys are straight talking, hard riders, they know the perils and they know the dangers. While the crashes are spectacular, there are injuries and fatalities, they do not make light of it.
FASTEST – The prime focus for this is Valentino Rossi, number 46, known as ‘The Doctor’ [give him the bike, and he will tell you what is wrong with it and how to fix it]. This baby faced uber talented rider charms those all around him, his fans range from the 80-year old Granny to the 3-year old toddler. Listening to them as they describe the injuries that they ride with is astounding. Rossi broke his leg and within weeks was back in the saddle and riding hard to reach a podium finish. Watching the race footage I required a defibrillator as well as a ventilator because I was twitching and gasping as the wheels wobbled and my heart stopped as a rider high lined it off into the air.
I said there was something about those eyes ………….