5 motorsport documentaries

Here are five motorsport to watch while you're at home.

Five motorsport documentaries to get you through the quarantine

2020-03-19 14:15

Sean Parker

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(FILES) In this file picture taken on May 1, 1994 Brazilian F1 driver Ayrton Senna adjusts his rear view mirror in the pits before the start of the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy. - May 1, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of Ayrton Sennas death during the San Marino Grand Prix, raced at the Imola circuit in Italy. (Photo by JEAN-LOUP GAUTREAU / AFP)

Motorsport fans and people who love a good documentary, this one is for you. We have five motorsport doccies all in one place for your viewing pleasure while you're at home without any live racing to watch. 

1. Isle of Man TT: A dangerous addiction

The Isle of Man TT is probably the most dangerous form of motorsport in the world. Why? Because there are no run-off sections and tyre walls. No, the TT takes place on public roads, and it's not a surprise to see flecks of paint from riders helmets on light poles. 

Al Jazeera's description of this 2012 fascinating in-depth look at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is perfect: The Isle of Man TT is described as the world's most dangerous race, an unforgiving and challenging course. Yet every year more and more motorcycle enthusiasts come to this tiny British island to race in the event.

Is it some kind of fatal attraction?

2. Ford GT: The Return to Le Mans

In 1966, three Ford GT40s crossed the finish line to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans race. It was a sweet victory for the US carmaker who was determined to beat Enzo Ferrari in the world's toughest race for man and machine.

50 years later, Ford returned to Le Mans with their GT. Could they celebrate the anniversary with another win? 

The real 'Rush' - Niki Lauda vs James Hunt 

The late Niki Lauda and his British rival James Hunt were fierce competitors during the dangerous years of Formula 1 where stringent safety requirements were unheard of.

Their rivalry was so intense, Hollywood director Ron Howard filmed a biographical sports film called 'Rush' in 2013. 

Valentino Rossi: The Doctor Series 

This first episode of a five-part series goes behind the scenes of the arguably one of the greatest motorcycle racers in the history of the sport. 'The Doctor' as he is fondly know has won nine world titles with seven of those in the premier class. 


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