The Day Of Reckoning
mounts among the gifted
motorcyclists taking part in the 2012
British Superbike Championship,
knowing there will be only one winner
but will the current champion reign
supreme or will someone else win the
day at the largest single spectator
sport in the UK?
A DOGGED DETERMINATION TO WIN and to keep their dream jobs, the best of the
young motorcycle racers taking part in the 2012 British Superbike Championship
go wheel-to-wheel in the race to become the ultimate champion.
I, Superbiker follows the series of races that make up the Championships
talking to the motorcyclists who are taking part, their parents (who encourage
and support them) and past champions of the event such as Ron Haslam and Roger
Marshall, a friend of the late and great Barry Sheene.
at each event matters and rising star Alex Lowes, Shane "Shakey" Byrne, Australian
Josh Brookes, the Ireland's Michael Laverty, and Tommy Bridewell are all passionate
about their craft and talk excitedly and knowledgeably about the race.
The Day Of Reckoning
gets right to
the heart of the
thrill of the action where
the skill of the riders
precise and their
passion is palpably
Tommy, from Wiltshire, rides for the Italian team on a German bike in memory
of his brother Ollie, who died tragically at the age of 21 in an accident at
Mallory Park in 2007.
This is high-octane, wheel-to-wheel stuff as the competing riders enter into
the 2012 British Superbike season which culminates in the sport's closest final
heat in its history; leaving just six riders competing for the prestigious title
in a dramatic showdown.
Capturing the riveting on-track action in stunning 2K digital photography, I,
Superbiker: The Day Of Reckoning goes behind the scenes to reveal the unfolding
drama through the eyes of those closest to the riders. The skill and determination
of those taking part in the race is paramount nerves and doubts
all forgotten as they take to the track.
Current Superbike Champion Tommy Hill, who spectacularly won the 2011 title
by one sixtieth of a second, is keen to prove himself the champion once more.
With a pregnant fiancée watching from the sidelines and cheering him on, will
his nerve hold in such treacherous riding conditions?
"Only one man can be the winner," acknowledges Tommy. "British Superbikes is
motorcycle racing at its very best and the film captures that brilliantly."
He adds: "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."
The 2012 British Superbike Championship is described as "undoubtedly the closest
nail-biting action anywhere in the world" and as the event progresses, I,
Superbiker: The Day Of Reckoning gets right to the heart of the thrill of
the action where the skill of the riders is breathtakingly precise and their
passion is palpably infectious.
"I wanted to capture the emotion and passion of motorcycle racing and the drama
of the new showdown format," says writer, producer and director Mark Sloper.
"This is a classic motorcycle racing film, set in the 2012 season, but also
a timeless story that will stay fresh for years to come."
He adds: "I also wanted it to appeal to people outside the motorcycle industry
and the fan-base; and I truly believe it will change outsiders' perceptions
of motorcycling." Bringing this wonderful and exciting event to the big screen
offers enthusiasts who were unable to be there an incredible experience not
to be missed.
Narrated by F1 broadcast legend Murray Walker OBE, the electrifying sequel to
the 2012 ground-breaking, critically-acclaimed I, Superbiker: Showdown
is making its UK theatrical debut.
Superbiker: Day Of Reckoning is released in cinemas across the UK by Carnaby
International in association with the MCE Insurance sponsored Superbike Championship
(BSB) and Motorcycle News (MCN) from 25 March 2013. Running Time: 99
"I, Superbiker: The Day Of Reckoning gets right to the heart of the thrill
of the action where the skill of the riders is breathtakingly precise and their
passion is palpably infectious" Maggie Woods, MotorBar