Dorna Sports has confirmed that a new docuseries focussing on the MotoGP World Championship will release on Amazon Prime in 2022, following the success of Formula 1’s Drive to Survive series.
The opening run of episodes will consist of eight 50-minute runs that followed the events of the 2021 campaign, a season that saw wins spread across eight different riders and four manufacturers as well as a new world champion crowned in Yamaha’s Fabio Quartararo, plus the retirement of MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi.
The programme will follow a similar format to F1’s popular Drive to Survive series on Netflix, with Amazon’s cameras following all the riders and teams throguhout the trials and tribulations of the 2021 term, illustrating the day-to-day lives of the people that make the MotoGP tick.
Unprecedented access into rider training sessions as well as team meetings will also be included to give viewers full insight into the running of a MotoGP season, an experience that “will not disappoint fans” according to Amazon Prime Video Vice President Barry Furlong.
“MotoGP is a demanding, impressive sport with a global fanbase and we’re sure that this new Amazon Exclusive production will not disappoint the fans,” said Furlong.
“We are delighted to continue the collaboration between THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO and Prime Video to create quality content with global sports stars.”
Dorna Chief Commercial Officer Manel Arroyo is confident its new project with content creation company MediaPro and Amazon Video “will be a success” thanks to all six manufacturers offering access to the day-to-day operations of its organisations, giving fans a front row seat into the deeper depths of a MotoGP weekend.
“The close collaboration between all parties, and this project with Mediapro and Prime Video, more than ensures that it will be a success,” explained Arroyo.
“During this intense season, which ended in Valencia, the work between Dorna and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO has been constant, with the idea of extracting the best and most outstanding moments of each Grand Prix of the season.
“The help of the six manufacturers, the teams and the riders will help us see and enjoy so many things that, until now, have remained behind closed doors, creating a product that will live up to the impressive quality and experience of their previous productions and documentaries.”