“A day of sport they’ll talk about for a hundred years explodes on the screen – truly spectacular” The Mirror.
‘I Superbiker – The Showdown’ is the high octane, all action, nail-biting wheel to wheel story of the 2011 British Superbike season which saw the most exciting final race in its history – arguably the most exciting motorcycle race of all time. Reigning champion, Japanese rider Ryuichi Kiyonari, beset with personal problems attempts to defend his crown. The bad boy Australian Josh Brookes was runner up in 2010 and is determined to battle his way to the top, no matter what. Ex BSB champ, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, is the fans favourite and all round good guy, looking to regain the crown for pride’s sake. Michael Laverty, the Irish Flyer wants to put his stamp on the title for his country, whilst for the first time in the UK, ex Moto GP star John Hopper Hopkins, back to racing after overcoming his personal demons and substance abuse problems. Hopkins is the first American with a realistic chance of winning the title, and added to the mix, British hero Tommy Hill who spectacularly lost the title last year by one small error, is absolutely determined to prove himself the British Superbike champion.
ONLY ONE CAN BE WINNER.
As well as capturing stunning on-track action, ‘I SUPERBIKER – THE SHOWDOWN’ goes behind the scenes to follow the unfolding drama among wives, girlfriends, teammates and managers. Everyone wants their rider to win and passions are aroused when things go wrong. The film’s writer, producer and director Mark Sloper of 400 TV commented: “I wanted to capture the emotion and passion of motorcycle racing and the drama of the new showdown format – a classic motorcycle racing film that might be set in the 2011 season but with a classic story that can still be fresh in years to come”. He added, “I also wanted it to appeal to people outside of the motorcycle industry and fan-base. And I wanted to try and change outsiders’ perceptions of motorcycling”.
BSB champion Tommy Hill commented, “British Superbikes is motorcycle racing at its very best and this film shows that brilliantly. It’s amazing to see BSB on the cinema screen. It’s a massive sport with a great following – now hopefully people who don’t know it that well can see what an incredible event it is”.
“We are very excited to bring this soon to be biking classic to cinema screens in the UK and internationally. After our success with Fastest, it is clear that there is a significant audience for motor-sport features in many countries and and we look forward to building on the initial success that Mark (Sloper) and his team, created with the I Superbiker last year,” Grant Calton, Omniverse Vision CEO.
Presented in stunning 2k digital cinema, with an original film score by David Vanian of the Damned and music by Phil Collen of Def Leppard.
WATCH THE FILM ONLINE NOW!