THE eagerly-anticipated film about the Manx Grand Prix gets its first showing on television a week on Tuesday (February 5).
The hour-long documentary filmed at last year’s event concentrates largely on the experiences of the 50-odd newcomers as well as showing on-bike footage, startline and practice scenes and behind-the-scenes footage of riders’ in the paddock, going through scrutineering and - for a lucky few - in the winners’ enclosure.
Scenic shots capture the island during the few moments when the sun shone during last year’s fortnight and the racers, who came from homes as diverse as Bolton and Prague talk about the event.
Producer Rob Hurdman of film makers Greenlight said, ‘We set out to capture the spirit of the Manx through the eyes of a few of its many competitors and we hope that this film will give viewers the chance to share the emotions and experiences of this unique event.’
Manx Motor Cycle Club chairman, Harvey Garton said: ‘Grand Prix Racer gives a great insight for both Newcomers planning to participate in the Manx Grand Prix and for the general public to see how much commitment riders give to the challenge of the Mountain Circuit.’Grand Prix Racer is on ITV4, Tuesday, February 5 at 8pm. Available from Duke Video, March 4.