Behind-The-Scenes Documentary Series 'MotoGP Unlimited' Launched in Madrid

The MotoGP Unlimited series, the behind-the-scenes documentary showing what went on behind closed doors during the 2021 MotoGP season, was launched tonight at a premiere held in Madrid. The series, modeled on F1's Drive To Survive, and originally using Life At Speed as a working title, was shown to an invited audience and a number of MotoGP riders. The series itself will be available worldwide on Amazon Prime, with the first episode due to be aired on March 14th, a week after the season opener at Qatar.

The series trailer is available on YouTube. The press release from Dorna appears below:


MotoGP™ Unlimited premieres in Madrid

The first of two premieres paves the way for the new Prime Video documentary, coming on the 14th of March

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

It's official! The new docuseries about the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, MotoGP™ Unlimited, will launch exclusively on Prime Video in France, Italy, Spain, and more than 170 countries and territories worldwide – including the UK and U.S. – on the 14th of March. Produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO in collaboration with Dorna Sports, the series comprises eight 50-minute episodes and follows a number of premier class stars, including riders and team managers.

On Wednesday, the first of two premieres took place as the Cine Capitol in Madrid played host for an exclusive screening of two episodes. MotoGP™ riders Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team), Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) and Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) were in attendance for the occasion, joined at the event by Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta.

After some interview opportunities for the media present – and the prerequisite walk down the red carpet for the stars of the series, both on camera and off – the attendees settled in to watch two episodes of the ground-breaking new series.

MotoGP™ Unlimited is true to its name, allowing fans to see behind the scenes like never before, including exclusive footage of the riders' day-to-day lives. For the first time, viewers will get an intimate, unique, and exclusive look at the challenges faced by riders and teams during the season, both on and off the track, and understand what it takes to form part of one of the most prestigious competitions in motorsport.

The docuseries follows in the footsteps of other Prime Video sports content productions also produced by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, such as Fernando; following double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso, Six Dreams, and the acclaimed series All or Nothing. The executive producers are Laura Fernández Espeso, Javier Méndez, and Bernat Elías, and the directors are Arnau Monràs and Jaume García.

Thursday will see the Elysées Biarritz in Paris host the second premiere, with more familiar faces from the MotoGP™ grid set to attend the event and enjoy two more episodes of the MotoGP™ Unlimited – including reigning Champion Fabio Quartararo.

MotoGP™ Unlimited joins the thousands of TV shows and movies in the Prime Video catalogue. Prime members will be able to watch MotoGP™ Unlimited anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for compatible smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, and stream online on primevideo.com and on Bouygues Bbox Miami and BBox 4K, Freebox Delta, One, Mini 4K, POP, Revolution, La Box SFR Fibre, SFR Box Plus, SFR Box 8, and Orange STB 4 & 5 as well as Orange TV USB stick. Prime Video is available in France at no extra cost to a Prime membership for just 49€/year (or 5.99€/month). New customers can find out more at amazon.fr/prime and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.

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I remember last year seeing quite a few smaller videos of some behind the scenes stuff on MotoGP video pass, and if that's what makes it into this then I'll be very happy. They were very candid and it was so refreshing to see teams' genuine reactions to the races and riders.

So, released *after* the start of the season?  Is this going to be released only on Quibi, too?

 

The fact it starts after the 2022 season has started is a big negative for me before I’ve even seen it. Should have been released in the weeks preceding to hype up the new season. Last season is old news already.

Watching that trailer produced just one continuous stream of ‘damn, forgot about that’ and ‘yeah what a great moment that was’ thoughts.

All I can think of now is ‘Gimme gimme gimme’ !

True, one could argue that a launch prior to the new season would’ve added to the anticipation and hunger for the bikes to go racing again (impossible in my case). And more importantly attract new viewers from the get go.

But then again I remember the first ever MotoGP race I watched on TV to be the 2008 Laguna Seca race in the middle of the season. Was hooked that instant for life. The importance of the fantastic BBC coverage and entertaining commentating duo of Charlie Cox and Steve Parrish is not to be underestimated in that respect.

Weirdly, at that time I remembered that race more for the bone crushing Lorenzo crash than the (in)famous Corkscrew antics <_<

I'm looking forward to another wasted season watching other people watch motorcycle racing. Worst coverage of anything I've ever seen in my life. It sucks so bad I am sorely tempted to not even watch. Nothing raises my bp like cutting away from 2 bikes about  to enter a corner, which one will come out ahea.....here's some people watching racing. It's like being dropped off a cliff. I'll shut up about it now.

no need to shut up. You're just expressing yourself. I used to feel the same way.

But someday, you will realize it's more than just on the on-track action. And the directors are trying to bring you a little slice of the depth of what goes on behind the scenes.

As David says in the last Paddock Podcast episode, it's so you realize that the spectacle is way more than just the bikes circulating on-track. The whole thing is a much wider world, from the ambience of the track facilities, to the teams, to the fans. And if you just got the track action, you'd miss out on things like even the team members themselves lead rich and varied lives when they're not in active competition, etc.

I know why they are so stupid as to do it. And it's 100% wrong and they are 100% wrong for doing it.

I can't imagine in the middle of a pitch a baseball broadcast cutting away to show someone else watching the action. 'The quarterback is back to pass he lets the ball go and look at that baby at his first game. Isn't that just the cutest thing? The score is now tied." Huh?

If someone is there to see people watch racing they are in the wrong place. Go to a track and sit facing the crowd. Idc about the lives of the people away from the track. Idc about whether someone misses their 2 year-old or their wife is sleeping with their best friend. I could not possibly care less. I can't imagine anyone tuning in to watch someone else watch racing and I never will. And I can't imagine tuning in to a race to find out about the homelives of people you don't know. It's too stupid for words. Or ideas. Or concepts. It is a crime against logic and common rationality. Show the racing and have all kinds of special interest fol de rol any time except DURING LIVE RACING. It's just nonsensical.

You're right Brian, the owners of our favorite sport just don't take it seriously!

Can you believe that Dorna doesn't treat motogp like the JPL treats a manned space launch? Outrageous! Oh, wait--it's just an entertaining spectacle that only exists because the promoters can make money from it and the manufacturers can sell bikes.

Look, as a pretty hard core fan I agree with everything you said--but I remember when I could not view a motogp race on tv, period. The current coverage just doesn't bother me as much as it bothers you.

Just hang on in there Brian...soon it will have morphed into F1 then you can get really pissed off...a tech race between celebs. This series will explode the track limit discussion to a new truely insane level because it might be all that there is to discuss...that and rival teams protesting each other. Then even you'll look back and think...I miss J Marquez and his sons.

F1 lost me a long time ago. Motogp is getting close to a pasttime I follow in writing only.

For a long time I have wondered why the "ambience shots" aren't shown as a smaller PIP in the corner of the screen.  It's not new technology.

Have always enjoyed the ones of him punching people.  WSBK 2000 Assen race 2 he hits a paddock official who must outweigh him by half....hilarious.

Hey friends!

I am liking the coverage, AND share the same frustrations. (Peak of it was every time Pedrosa did ANYTHING we stared at ugly Puig staring at a monitor, also at the finish when we miss the fantastic battle behind the Top 3 in favor of jumping people).

Just not much. Which is nice. You might like it Brian! Honestly, it is qualitatively different when I experience passing brief mild frustration and disappointment vs it has me by the butt and takes me for a ride...all the way into here even. Noticing, seeing it as it is in addition to my insistence that it be as I think it should, willingness/acceptance. I return to okay/settled back in to me as I am, things as they are.

And, enjoyment/appreciation is right there. The party here for you is AMAZING, and, the table cloth is crooked. Ok. Hey, taste this?! Yum!

MotoGP Unlimited looks FANTASTIC (plus 7% cheesy bullshit not for me). Wohoo!! Pail full of puppies on me birthday. I can't wait. 

;)

Good one.

Radical acceptance is gratitude. For whatever may come. That may be an example of the Mexican definition of the word "bizarro."

But reflect on actually being at the race, where you find that the best way to follow what's going on is to look at the big screen rather than the track. Something seems intrinsically wrong with that, but it's often the case.

Appreciate your comments, Brian, and agree with the cutting of action to watch somebody watching the race (although as somebody said, watching Tardozzi is almost always amusing). Dropping the pit stuff into a box is perhaps the best solution. At any rate, I figure it's a hell of a lot better than not seeing the racing at all!