While searching the Netflix catalog, we came across a documentary about MotoGP. It's not every day that Netflix adds this kind of documentary. It is not produced by the SVOD platform, it has bought the broadcasting rights. The biggest fans will be disappointed, because the feature filmed in 2015 also stops at this time, leaving a gap.
That said, this isn't exactly the first auto racing or affinity doc that Netflix has owned or acquired. In fact, Netflix recently released new episodes for Formula 1, Drivers of Their Destiny.
Hitting the Apex comes just before the start of the new MotoGP season. It follows six iconic riders from the first 15 years of the 2000s.
At the top of the list, we find Valentino Rossi. The number 46 is an idol, a myth and will remain forever one of the greatest champions. He is the longest-lived rider in the world. The one who crossed all the others, who dominated without sharing before having to share!
The other pilots are the Australian Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez for the Spaniards. Marc, who has dethroned Rossi from his idol status in the hearts of many young people. And finally, the compatriot of Rossi, Marco Simoncelli, who died in the race in 2011 during the GP of Malaysia.
The documentary features a lot of archive footage, from the junior courses to the premier category. All this is interspersed with interviews with the main people involved.
And if the narration of the French version leaves something to be desired, the original version is provided by Brad Pitt...