miss Murray Walkers Motor-
sport Madness as it arrives on DVD
on 24 November (2008), just in time
for Christmas Murray has gathered
together some of the most exciting,
spectacular and jaw-dropping clips from
the hi-octane world of Motorsport...
IN HIS INTRODUCTION TO Murray Walker's Motorsport Madness,
Murray promises "more crashes than the US stock market, more daring driving
than rush hour on the M4 and more death-defying, action-packed adrenaline-fuelled
stunts than a Hollywood blockbuster."
First up is an experiment by the Honda Formula One Team in 2003, to find out
which is fastest over a mile
an 800hp Formula One race-car, a state-of-the-art powerbike or a 150mph racing
power boat. A special area is needed to have all three racing together at the
same time and London City Airport's runway with its unique location alongside
the Thames proves ideal.
The car is driven by Formula One's Jenson Button; the bike ridden by winner
of 26 British Superbike Championship races Michael "The Blade" Rutter and Steve
Curtis, who is considered the best international powerboat racer of all time,
takes to the water. It's got to be a close call, but who will win?
A great way to start off Murray Walker's Motorsport Madness; so prepare yourself
for an exhilarating ride through a catalogue of amazing and crazy stunts, incredible
feats of skill, astonishing races and some of the most unforgettable moments
The legendary 'Voice of Motorsport', Murray Walker takes us on a white-knuckle
ride through the greatest crashes, explosions and stunts in sporting history
from F1 cars, MotoGP, British Touring Cars, GT Racing and the crazy world of
Aero GP along with many, many more adrenaline-fuelled sports.
Featuring brand new footage spanning the globe, Murray brings his unique wealth
of experience as an absolute legend in the world of racing and his style of
unbridled enthusiasm to this must-see, hi-octane DVD, full of twisted metal,
shocking impacts and the most jaw-dropping scenes of Motorsport carnage. Witness
F1 superstar Jenson Button throw down the gauntlet in a high-speed showdown,
MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi's heavy metal spins and incredible death-defying
crashes from the World Rally Championships. Even losing parts of the vehicle
doesn't stop a true professional driver and rallying through narrow country
lanes sometimes means dodging deer, cattle or even horse riders.
Viewers can also expect trademark Murray-isms, too
the quips that have made him a firm favourite in a career spanning more than
50 years. Put yourself in Murray's hands and give yourself an hour to remember
with Murray Walker's Motorsport Madness.
Rare outings are recorded, such as Formula 1 ace Nick Heidfeld taking his V8-engined,
220mph racing car onto the treacherous ice on the frozen lake at St Moritz and
also a new series Aero GP where highly-skilled pilots take to the air for heart-stopping
sometimes skimming the waves at 300mph.
Emotions run high in Motorsport and sometimes the relief and sheer joy of winning
is too much. Even five-times MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi
famed for his aggressive and determined racing style
is not afraid to show his feelings.
You might expect Italian supercar racing to be more civilised with such expensive
cars at risk, but accidents at high speed with heavy metal spinning and sliding
in all directions is par for the course. And in Iceland, supercharged V8-engined
off-road vehicles climb a 200-foot cliff with nothing but a reinforced steel
roll cage to protect the drivers if they roll back down the steep incline. The
hardy Icelanders can't wait to get back up to have another go!
Drag boat racing at speeds of approaching 250mph make for high-impact spills,
while home-made buggies crawling over huge boulders is very visual. Murray even
explores lawnmower, double-stacked cars, snowmobile and Reliant Robin Racing
racing with a caravan in tow.
Murray has them all: a Land Rover seemingly stuck forever in wet mud; a rally
car packed with hi-octane fuel going up in flames and GT racing hampered by
extreme weather conditions. Thrill to exciting wins and empathise with soul-destroying
even Nelson Piquet once stalled his racing car at the start line.
In the USA, the home of drag racing for decades, heavily modified cars can rocket
from 0 to 200mph in under five seconds. Americans love speed and you can see
cars performing wheelies and 200mph speedboats, fitted with jet engines, doing
So get ready for the best crashes, out of control spins, wild driving and dramatic
collisions as Formula One legend Murray Walker, OBE, presents Murray Walker's
Motorsport Madness, released exclusively on DVD through Revolver Entertainment
on Monday 24 November, 2008.
Best known for his over-excitable style of F1 commentary, Murray's interest
in Motorsport began with motorbike racing, following in the footsteps of his
father, motorcycle TT champion Graham Walker. He took a sideways step into commentary
after serving in the army, making it his full-time career in 1978.
He quickly became the UK's voice of Formula 1 and his high-pitched, high-speed
delivery has made even the most routine of developments seem exciting; becoming
a major factor in the enjoyment of watching F1 in the UK for all Brits. Although
retired in 2001, Murray's not been able to stay far away from the business he
loves, remaining an active and opinionated force within the industry, reprising
his role as commentator as recently as July 2008 for the British Grand Prix
at Silverstone on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Of Murray Walker's Motorsport Madness, Murray comments: "F1 and motorsports
have been a huge part of my life for such a long time that I feel privileged
to bring together the best and most dramatic Motorsport moments of this fantastic
DVD. There are thrills and spills aplenty here for every sports fan!"
Murray Walker's Motorsport Madness
is the ultimate DVD for lovers of high-octane Motorsport madness, mayhem and
mishaps and is out on DVD on November 24 (2008), courtesy of Revolver Entertainment.
Running Time: 54 minutes | Certificate: E | Catalogue No: REVD2258 | Barcode
5 060018 49030 4 | RRP: £19.99.
"Put yourself in Murray's hands and give yourself an hour to remember with Murray
Walker's Motorsport Madness"
Maggie Woods, MotorBar
"Unless I am very much mistaken… this has to be the best collection of crashes
and smashes in Motorsport history!" Tagline
for Murray Walker's Motorsport Madness