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The radX/BMW Motorrad Superbike team lets down all its guards through a roller coaster season of Canadian road racing with the as yet unproven S1000RR Superbike, BMW’s new ultra-sport, 190 horsepower speed machine. Over the course of the series, the team will define a superbike, define a company, and define themselves. Or with all these unknowns… fail miserably.
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The radX/BMW Motorrad Superbike team lets down all its guards through a roller coaster season of Canadian road racing with the as yet unproven S1000RR Superbike, BMW’s new ultra-sport, 190 horsepower speed machine. Set against a backdrop of team dynamics of a veteran racer, a rookie racer, and the pursuit of promise, dreams and a number 1 plate. Over the course of the series, the team will define a superbike, define a company, and define themselves. Or with all these unknowns… fail miserably.
The entire season of 6 one-hour programs on two DVDs.
The track for round one of the Canadian Superbike Championship is 2.8 km long, but the road to get there was a lot longer than that. Our story started months ago, at this race shop, in the eastern townships of Quebec where a new bike had been delivered from Germany. Chapter two is was in Jennings, Florida, where winter testing was supposed to shake out the bugs. And now? The first round often sets the tone for the rest of the season. The unknowns of a new team and a new bike would suggest that nothing will be predictable this year.
First - in superbike racing, it’s where you want to be. And the radX/BMW Motorrad Canada Superbike Team is about to find out if it belongs here. This is the first time ever a BMW Factory Team will race this superbike on North American soil. Mirabel Quebec. Circuit Icar. The first round of the Canadian Superbike Championship.
Race City Calgary, a track made from an airport landing strip. The radX BMW team is 5th and 6th in the standings, a pretty discouraging place to be this early in the season. The racers aren’t showing despair… at least not outwardly. Both the veteran racer Martin and Ferreira, the rookie are in the position - they’ve got to prove the right guys got the best job in the racing.
Race 4 of 7 at Ontario’s European style Mosport track. These long flowing lines are well-suited to the BMW S1000RR superbike. Coming into the weekend, the team is poised to beat the undefeated front-runner… but everything changes in a heartbeat, and in the most unexpected way. And that’s called ‘racing’.
Round 5 at Mosport. This is the round that determines whether or not the Number 1 plate is within grasp. But frontrunner Jordan Szoke isn’t giving an inch. It’s a really bad time to learn what the penalty is for a jumped start – especially when you’re having the best race of your career.
The final race weekend of the National Canadian Superbike season at Atlantic Motorsport Park in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia. The radX/BMW Motorrad Canada superbike team questions whether it has the right stuff to race on this track at all. The veteran racer was air lifted out of here last year, and he’s already suffered one get-off during practice, probably due to nerves. The finishes have been wildly unpredictable all season and now it all comes down to results this weekend. For the racers, what happens this weekend determines whether they’ll compete at all next year.
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NTSC widescreen 16:9 - 155 Minutes
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