MORBIDELLI – A STORY OF MEN AND FAST MOTORCYCLES
Morbidelli only had a short Grand Prix career, but in the decade they raced they made an incredible impression, scoring four World titles.What makes this truly remarkable is that Giancarlo Morbidelli’s team consisted of a handful of passionate mechanics and engineers working in their spare time, while the Japanese factories they beat employed hundreds of engineers and mechanics in their well-funded race departments.This documentary tells the story of Morbidelli’s meteoric rise in 125cc and 250cc World Championship racing and their later forays into 350cc and 500cc classes.Along the way stars like Angel Nieto, Pier Paolo Bianchi, Graziano Rossi and more add their tales to the story.However, it is the ordinary working men behind the success who make this such a likable and fascinating story.Their camaraderie and shared sense of achievement shines through, years after the bikes they sweated and slaved over last turned a wheel in anger.
CATEGORY Featured Documentary
RUN TIME 1:18
PHONE +39 333 27 31 344
PRODUCER: Ryan Stiles
PRODUCER: Jeffrey Zani
DIRECTOR: Jeffrey Zani & Matthew Gonzales
SCREENPLAY: Jeffrey Zani
CAST: Gian Carlo Morbidelli
Jeffrey Zani and Matthew Gonzales
It’s directed by Jeffrey Zani and Matthew Gonzales, but the story is told by Morbidelli himself, his riders and his mechanics.Morbidelli is Jeffrey Zani’s second motorcycle related documentary, the first being ScuderiaFilibusta which features Ennio Zani, a former rider and mechanic, remembering the story of the first motorcycle racing team ever in the Republic of San Marino. Jeffrey also writes for Cafe Racer Italia regularly and some of his articles can be seen on his website, Jeffrey Zani: Something About Motorcycles.