DVD 83 minutes Distributed by Duke Marketing www.dukevideo.com Price: £16.99 Giancarlo Morbidelli made his fortune in woodworking machinery, but his passion was always motorcycles. In particular, he loved racing, which was understandable given his family hailed from Pesaro, a motorcycling hotspot and scene of the early season street races that were immensely popular and prestigious. Unlike the big budget Japanese teams, and even contemporaries like MV Agusta, Morbidelli’s tiny team consisted of volunteers, working in a small room behind the woodworking factory, but from the beginning in the late ‘60s, his motorcycles were winners. Beginning with 50cc racers, the stable expanded to 125s and eventually to the larger classes. Along the way, Morbidelli took out five World Championships. The Morbidelli dream ended with their V4 500, ridden by Graziono Rossi in the 1981 season. This DVD contains some wonderful footage of the early Italian races as well as the GPs, with interesting interviews with team members, riders and mechanics. What comes through strongly is the incredible passion that Morbidelli and his small team had for racing, and how they achieved considerable success against all odds.