|Bike Grand Prix 1985 DVD
To many motorcycle racing fans, this was one of the most remarkable seasons of 500cc competition ever.
Legendary names of the Grand Prix circuit did battle across the world in 12 fast-paced, demanding races - and now you can re-live highlights from these amazing dices in the latest of the Bike Grand Prix series released on DVD by Duke.
The footage has been re-edited to take you even closer to the action as Americans Freddy Spencer and Eddie Lawson go head-to-head in the championship battle, closely shadowed by the likes of Ron Haslam, Wayne Gardner, Randy Mamola, Christian Sarron and many more of motorcycle racing's biggest names.
Spencer was out to become the first person to claim both the 250cc and 500cc championships in the same season. With the 250cc title under his belt, he had to wait until the penultimate round to wrest the 500cc crown from Lawson.
It hadn't been a straightforward trip to the top as the action moved around the globe, from South Africa to San Marino. Injury in Yugoslavia, crashing out in Holland and damaging his hand at the British GP could all have threatened Spencer's title tilt, but as the flag fell in Sweden, he could relax - victory was his.
Reigning champ Lawson had done everything he could to keep his Marlboro yamaha in front of rival Spencer's Rothmans honda, but he simply didn't have the pace to win.
All the vital moments of the fight for the 500cc title are captured here in four hours of action-packed highlights.
Fantastic elbow-to-elbow battles, fiery crashes, dices on rain-soaked tracks and interviews with the leading riders - including an extended post-season chat with the new World Champion - make this an essential record of an historic year in the 500cc Championship, the pinnacle of motorcycle racing.
Jaw-dropping footage from on-board cameras mounted behind the faring of Mamola and Haslam's machines gives you an awesome rider's-eye view of some truly unforgettable moments, including racing in the rain, hammering through the daunting Eau Rouge corner at Spa and unceremoniously tumbling to the ground!
And slo-mo footage lets you re-live some of the most dramatic and important moments - including Lawson's dramatic exit from the Dutch TT.
This is motorcycle racing at its best, and now every history-making moment is yours to own.
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