Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Rise Again: In tribute to Marco Simoncelli


Rise Again, a new single from The Rainband, in tribute to Marco Simoncelli

Created in tribute to Marco Simoncelli, Rise Again is a new single from The Rainband that will be released on iTunes on the 17th of this month, with all profits going to the Marco Simoncelli Foundation. The Foundation will use the money to build care homes across the world for the disabled, a cause that was close to Marco's heart.

Rise Again has been filmed in Marco Simoncelli's hometown of Coriano, in Rimini, Italy, and features Marco's home video footage that's never been publicly shown before. The video has been put together with inputs from Marco's father Paolo and fiancée Kate, who wanted the world to see Marco the person as well as Marco the fearless MotoGP rider. Also, James Toseland has played the piano for this track.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Kevin Schwantz story

No.34, Kevin Schwantz, 1993 500cc motorcycle road racing world champion, is one of our all-time favourite motorcycle racers. It's been 20 years since Kevin won that 500cc world championship and now is probably as good a time as any to revisit his story...



Monday, June 11, 2012

James Hunt, Barry Sheene: When Playboys Ruled the World


'In my day, when the race was done we went off and chased girls. Now they go and say thanks to Vodafone,' says Sir Stirling Moss...

Produced by ITV Sport, When Playboys Ruled the World is a documentary that takes a look at the lives of 1970s legends Barry Sheene and James Hunt. First aired back in 2010, the documentary mixes period race footage, original interviews with Hunt and Sheene and conversations with friends and family. People like Stephanie Sheene, David Hunt, Sir Stirling Moss, Max Mosley, Murray Walker, Max Clifford and Kelvin MacKenzie provide an interesting perspective on how things were back then. If you haven't seen it already, get some cold beers and get ready to be transported back into a time that was magical...

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