MotoGP stars showed off their skills at the Cannes Film Festival at the launch of a documentary of the motorcycle racing world.

MotoGP stars showed off their skills at the Cannes Film Festival at the launch of a documentary of the motorcycle racing world.

The movie “Faster” had its international launch at Cannes last week. It was filmed at several GPs and features world champion Valentino Rossi quite prominently. Scottish actor Ewan McGregor narrates the 100-minute long movie.

The high point of the evening was the arrival of the MotoGP riders, some on their race bikes, from along La Croisette, the famous front beach boulevard in Cannes that is the centre of attention during the Festival.

The MotoGP riders involved were Valentino Rossi, Olivier Jacques, Loris Capirossi, John Hopkins, Colin Edwards, Garry McCoy and Alex Hofmann. They were joined by McGregor, who also arrived on a motorbike. “This has been an amazing event, I’ve never been to a premiere like this before! Nor have I ridden a bike like I did today alongside the MotoGP riders, the guys are all really good fun,” he said.

Of the movie, McGregor said: “The director, Mark Neill, called me up and showed me the movie while I was working in the US, and I had never seen such a good motorcycling film. We met up soon after in Alabama and put the voice on it. Unfortunately, I can't make these guys' next GP in Le Mans. However, I hope to be able to attend a race at some time later on in the year.”

The young Suzuki rider, Hopkins, also features in the movie and was impressed by the film. “I have had one more year of experience since the film, and now I'm not just the young guy in the movie, now I'm more mature and trying to make my place in the MotoGP scene,” he said.

Original article from Car