Giacomo Agostini is one of motorcycling's greatest figures, having taken more than a century of wins and double-digit number of world titles across an esteemed career.
This DVD from Duke Video profiles the iconic Italian's path through motorcycle racing from humble beginnings to his final win with long-term partner MV Agusta in the mid-1970s, with several key events highlighted.
Agostini plays a role in the documentary as he discusses some of those moments, with inputs from former rivals and leading experts to add to the narrative, portraying his character, achievements, and riding style.
The Isle of Mann TT plays a prominent role in Agostini's career, with archive footage of the Diamond Jubilee event of 1967 portraying his fierce fight with opponent Mike Hailwood, as the MV Agusta and Honda rivalry reached its peak - though just five years later the emotions are contrasted as he withdraws following the death of friend Gilberto Parlotti, leading to the TT's eventual demise as a championship event.
Agostini's dominance amid Honda's withdrawal is only briefly covered as of far greater interest is the emerging challenge of Yamaha in 1973, with footage detailing Agostini's attempt to hold off the next generation, before he switches allegiances to link up with the Japanese manufacturer.
Although the on-track action is invariably the greatest hook, Agostini's off-track persona is also explored, using home videos, with his training regime documented and his growing status as a national - and international hero - emphasised, leading to a greater demand on his time from sponsors, media and fans.
Champion Agostini is available to buy from Duke Video for £14.99. Product code 5972.