What’s Valentino Rossi doing on Amazon Prime Video

Amazon has obtained the rights to broadcast on Prime Video a docu-series on the 2021 MotoGP championship: in Italy in 2022

The 2021 MotoGP season will be remembered for many years for the farewell to the top motorcycle series by icon Valentino Rossi, who after 9 world titles won and 432 races played has hung up his helmet. Not an easy decision, but at 42 years old, even a legend like Rossi felt it was time to quit.

On the MotoGP World Championship, Amazon Prime Video has decided to create a docu-series that will retrace the 2021 season that just ended from a privileged perspective, that of those who, lurking behind the scenes, were able to bring the cameras where it is usually prevented access to non-experts. Amazon's docu-series on MotoGP, which will also be broadcast in Italy, is the result of a collaboration between Dorna, which is the exclusive holder of the commercial and television rights to MotoGP, and The Mediapro Studio of the Mediapro Group, which boasts collaborations with the likes of Paolo Sorrentino, Oliver Stone and Woody Allen.

8 episodes to dissect MotoGP 2021

Amazon's docu-series on MotoGP will consist of eight episodes of 50 minutes each, following the leading riders of the top category and their team managers, with a unique and unprecedented look at the behind-the-scenes of the 2021 championship. From the training sessions, to the pits, to the most adrenaline-filled moments experienced by the drivers before a race, the series will give exclusive access to the season that allowed Fabio Quartararo to win his first world title in the top series.

Many faces from the different racing teams and each will give their own view on what are the main challenges they face on a daily basis. Through exclusive footage, Amazon's series on MotoGP will tell both the stories of the future promises of the sport, as well as those of the veterans who have led so many teams to success. An intimate, unique and exclusive look that will take viewers to the center of the world of the riders and their teams, both on and off the circuit.

"Series for everyone, not just MotoGP fans"

"The collaboration with Dorna and the support of Amazon Prime Video were decisive in launching this series," said Laura Fernández Espeso, CEO of The Mediapro Studio. "We believe it will appeal not only to motorcycle fans, but to all viewers interested in a good story. In this case, a story of triumph and sacrifice in both sporting and personal terms, which we are making thanks to the unique access that the protagonists of the championship, for the first time, have granted to the production team."

"The close collaboration between the different parties and this project with Mediapro and Prime Video will allow its success," echoes her Manuel Arroyo, commercial director of Dorna. "During this intense season, which we concluded last weekend in Valencia, the work between Dorna and The Mediapro Studio has been constant, accompanied by the idea of extracting the best and most important moments of each Grand Prix from the calendar." Amazon's docu-series on MotoGP will arrive on Amazon Prime Video in 2022.

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