Video: Racing in Slow-Motion IV – How to Make Motorsport Enthusiasts Cry

07/18/2012 @ 12:06 pm, by Jensen Beeler18 COMMENTS

The title of the post sort of implies what you are getting into here: slow-motion racing footage from Formula One, MotoGP, World Rally, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Isle of Man TT, and various GT Racing series. If you have watched any of the television coverage from MotoGP or the TT (and we’re sure you have), then you know how dramatic watching a motorcycle at 1,000+ frames per second can be, and apparently the same can be said about our four-wheeled compatriots.

What the title of this work doesn’t reveal is how with some masterful editing and a powerful soundtrack, 16 minutes of video footage about bikes and cars can feel more like poetry than racing. We bring you Racing in Slow Motion IV (as well as I-III ). Grab some kleenex before watching, and then share it with your buddies. If they don’t amid to getting a little bit emotional while viewing, they are probably lying. Group hug after the jump.

Racing in Slow-Motion IV:

Racing in Slow-Motion III:

Racing in Slow-Motion II:

Racing in Slow-Motion I:

Source: Racing in Slow Motion (YouTube) via Motorpassion Moto


  1. Tyler says:

    FYI – typo – “cars can FELL more like poetry than racing”

  2. Slangbuster says:

    Beautify done and incredibly powerful. The best I have ever seen! Starting with McQueen”s opening narration and Sic’s farewell. This will take you back to places you have not been to in a long time. Thanks!

  3. 76 says:

    Damm it, I’m sitting here with headphones on at work watching part4 using every ounce of focus not to keep from crying, I thought the title was just being dramatic

  4. Micahel says:

    What an amazing video!!

  5. macho teardrops fallen into keyboard.

  6. Cpt.Slow says:

    “…Due to Dorna Sports I had to remove all MotoGP Clips from this video and replace them with other slow motion clips…”

    This was the caption from the poster in the first one… Dorna = face-palm (free advertising).

  7. john says:

    Long may you live…


  8. Rob says:

    damn what an epic video…tear jerker for sure

  9. Bryan Niese says:

    Amazing how a short video can bring out why I love racing so much. Absolutely beautiful.

  10. Bryan Niese says:

    I have a track day Saturday. I was already having a hard enough time getting through the work week with my mind already at the track.

  11. D. Hill says:

    Powerful, and doubly so by the selected background music/audio. Wryly I was asking myself “where’s the heavy metal?”, which if employed would have had me watching all of this with the sound muted.

    For mature audiences only, I suppose, and thank goodness for that. Excellent composition.

  12. smiler says:

    “This will take you back to places you have not been to in a long time” Completely agree. That 348 at 10.24 had not had the factory recall to change the wheel arch glue?

    That Escort Mexico as well. Brilliant.

    Some a little short but brilliant job, snivel, snivel…….

    The motorcycle shots are really interesting as well, seeing the chassis flex, suspension and general difficulty for the rider to stay on. Great.

  13. smiler says:

    Best motorcycle racing blog * far.

  14. alex hofstetter says:

    Wow. I can’t believe I watched all 4 of these in succession. My absolute limit for watching video on the web is about 3 1/2 minutes. It’s gotta be incredibly special to make me spend more time than that. This is very special stuff. I agree with Damon Hill that I would have instantly muted a loud metal soundtrack.

    I usually tear up when I see old footage of Senna. Seeing him and Somoncelli made me really choke up.

    Great stuff. Very special

  15. wreckah says:

    we miss Marco…

    great vids.

  16. Pietro says:

    If there was more Marco…I would have bawled. Great stuff! If DORNA was more lenient there would’ve been more MotoGP shots for sure. Maybe some of Ago and co.

  17. Beautiful montage. Absolutely epic.

  18. TexusTim says:

    Awsome video, Steve,Dale,Aryeton,Dan,Marco…..theres a few more but a great tribute to racers past and present.. those that are lost to us and those that continue to fight for podiums …We salute you !