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|Directed by||Mark Neale|
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Fastest is a documentary film about the Grand Prix motorcycle racing, MotoGP. Filmed between 2010 and 2011 by director Mark Neale, it is narrated by Ewan McGregor and produced by Neale and award-winning producer Paul Taublieb, from Media X International, Inc.. Fastest was preceded by The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid and will be succeeded by Charge, currently awaiting release.
Fastest distils the thrilling, terrifying reality of the 2010 season into a maximum-speed, full-length documentary feature film. In true cinematic fashion, it highlights the thrills, spills and incredible commitment and courage the sports demands of its stars.
With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at all sixteen races, which include Valentino Rossi facing the toughest challenge of his life whilst chasing his tenth world title: a wave of ferociously fast young riders and a horrific leg-shattering crash during practice for his home grand prix at Mugello. Rather astonishingly this caused Vale to miss his first GP ever, 14 years into his Grand Prix career to that point. Thought to be out for 6 months, Rossi made his comeback just 41 days later, at the German grand prix, but the game has moved on already and there's one question on every rider's lips - even the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) himself must have been wondering... Who's fastest now?
The film includes appearances by the aforementioned 9-times World champion, Valentino Rossi (Fiat Yamaha), two-time champion, Casey Stoner (Ducati Corse), 2010 Champion Jorge Lorenzo (Fiat Yamaha), American former World Superbike Champions, Ben Spies (Yamaha Tech 3), and double-winner Colin Edwards (Yamaha Tech3). The film also features Marco Simoncelli, 2008 250cc GP World Champion, (Gresini Honda), during what was his rookie season in the MotoGP category.
The film premiered at Leicester Square on 20 September 2011 and was attended by British riders Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith, Scott Redding, Danny Kent, Eugene Laverty. The event was hosted by Eurosport commentator Toby Moody, with a late appearance by fellow commentator Julian Ryder, and the BBC's Matt Roberts. The film was introduced with a short clip especially for the London Premier by Valentino Rossi.
The film is available on DVD in the US, UK and Canada only at present. There are theater viewings and details are available on the official website or on the film's Facebook page.
- Neale, Mark (2011). "Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011". Fastestthemovie.com.
- "FASTEST had its world premiere at Leicester Square in 2011". FastestTheMovie.