On the coattails of the success seen by Netflix’s “Drive to Survive” series, which follows the car world’s Formula One World Championship, MotoGP has finally decide to allow a series of its own.
Titled “MotoGP Unlimited” and produced by The Mediapro Studio, the eight-episode docuseries will be streamed on the Amazon Prime service (and also available on MotoGP.com for its subscribers).
This premiere series will follow the 2021 MotoGP World Championship, and aims to cover the stories behind the races.
We cover our hopes for the show in the most recent Paddock Pass Podcast episode, but the goals for Dorna and the “MotoGP Unlimited” series is surely to package the sport in a way that could lure fans into the grandstands and in front of screens on race day.
Like the first season of “Drive to Survive”, the response by the MotoGP paddock was mixed, especially in terms of participation and access, so some manufacturers are expected to feature more heavily than others over the course of the show.
While the series is welcomed news, it is of note that it has taken MotoGP three seasons of watching F1 benefit from a similar series to finally get involved in a similar project, even after the success of “Drive to Survive” has been well-established (and a huge boon to getting Americans to follow F1).
Similarly, the fact that factory MotoGP teams were hesitant, in some cases resistant to being on MotoGP’s version of the series, should show the state and understanding of modern media within the MotoGP paddock.
The release date yet for “MotoGP Unlimited” is set for March 14th on Amazon Prime – a week after the 2022 MotoGP Championship season starts.
Source: MotoGP & Paddock Pass Podcast