Motorcycle racing enthusiasts can get their fill of fast paced action with “The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid,” a film which documents what is considered the biggest motorcycle race to date in the history of America. Actor Ewan McGregor, best known as Obi Wan Kenobi in the first Star Wars trilogy as well as his role in Moulin Rouge, lends his voice as narrator to share in the excitement. The film covers the 2005 Moto-GP Red Bull Grand Prix at the Laguna Seca racetrack in California. The track is known for its chills, thrills, and spills for all of its complexity and demanding characteristics. Check out directv packages to see if this film is available through satellite TV. Add more intensity because it was the first time a Moto-GP race was held in the United States since 1994 and this becomes a must-see. The film is named for featured riders of the day, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden, “the Kentucky Kid,” and Colin Edwards, “the Texas Tornado.” McGregor’s narration, voice-overs from the racers, and the inclusion of interviews all combine to make this an enjoyable ride for anyone who chooses to take in the action. The sound is incredible, the racing intense, drawing in viewers to the world of motorcycle racing and excitement.
The 2005 Laguna Seca Round of the MotoGP Championship is a legend among sports bike racing fans. Some of the world’s fiercest bikers gathered together for an epic competition and all of them–winners and losers alike–gave their all to the race. Fans came from all over the world to witness this grand confrontation. But if you missed it, there’s no need to despair. Mark Neale, the British maker of excellent documentaries, made a film with as much heart and grit and bravado as the race itself.The Read the rest of this entry »
Nicky Hayden is the real “Kentucky Kid.” The American motorcycle racing star was born in 1981 in Owensboro, Kentucky, and he is best known for winning the 2006 MotoGP World Championship.
Hayden’s first season as an American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) superbike racer came in 2001. He narrowly missed the championship by just 40 points. He took the crown in the next season, winning the Daytona 200 to become the youngest Superbike Champion of all time.
After winning the championship, the Kentucky Kid was invited to join the premier Read the rest of this entry »
The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid is a documentary about the 2005 MotoGP race. Narrated by motorcycle enthusiast Ewan McGregor, it covers not only the event but the characters we root for.
If you get your television through http://www.cabletelevision.net, then you might have seen this on the documentary channel.
Directed by Mark Neale, the documentary is a follow-up to another classic he produced called Faster and manages to feel more like an experience than a lecture. Mark expertly crafts, edits and executes every character interaction and clip of racing to create something that really gets the heart pumping.
However, make no mistake, this is a documentary about MotoGP racing and nothing more. Despite its warm reception and success, those who understand little of the sport and the major players will find themselves scratching their heads and wondering at both the point and the relevance.
But, if racing does happen to be your thing, you will find lots to love and enjoy in this well-done documentary. And, sure, while we talked about finding it on television, if you are interested, you should pick up the DVD for tons of extras including a director’s cut, additional scenes and even an interactive racing feature.
Motorcycle racing is a sport that includes a two wheeled vehicle. There are major genres of motorcycle racing which are off road racing and road racing. These variations of racing styles can be open courses or on circuits. Other types of motorcycle racing exist like land speed record trials, drag racing and hill climbs. Motorcycle racing has great history to go along with its mass appeal. The first motorcycle was sold in 1894. This motorcycle was a German product.You can find a quick rundown here The first race Read the rest of this entry »
Colin Edwards, the famous American motorbike racer, known better as “The Texas Tornado”, has had quite the career for being only 38. A two time superbike world champion, Colin Edwards is perhaps best known for the part that he took in the absolutely incredible 2005 Red Bull Grand Prix. This race has become ingrained in the public consciousness, and even though Colin Edwards did not, at the end of the day, win the race, he has become permanently attached to the event, because of the ferocity and determination that Read the rest of this entry »
Director and Writer Mark Neale Discusses The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid
Mark Neale has said in many articles and interviews that his movie making started bit by bit. First it was the discovery after he was working with U2 and making music videos with the advent of the digital music era and digital movie making era that he could acquire all the tools needed to make movies for cheap and thus began his movie making careers. First starting with low-budget documentaries and then making his way to The Doctor, The Tornado, and The Kentucky Read the rest of this entry »
As a total newbie in the world of MotoGP, I didn’t think I’d care for The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid. In fact, I didn’t even know those were some of MotoGP’s biggest names. The handles, if you will, for Nicky Hayden, Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi, respectively.
I had never seen any of Director Mark Neale’s previous works hi-lighting MotoGP races and racers. Forget that the 2005 Red Bull US Grand Prix was one of the most famous MotoGP races in history. I had no idea of any of that going into my viewing. Not to Read the rest of this entry »
Motorcycle racing enthusiasts can get their fill of fast paced action with “The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid,” a film which documents what is considered the biggest motorcycle race to date in the history of America. Actor Ewan McGregor, best known as Obi Wan Kenobi in the first Star Wars trilogy as well as his role in Moulin Rouge, lends his voice as narrator to share in the excitement. The film covers the 2005 Moto-GP Red Bull Grand Prix at the Laguna Seca racetrack in California. The track Read the rest of this entry »