Go beyond VIP with the premiere episode of Hawk Speed, where the lives and times of the Hawk Kawasaki superbike team are showcased in unflinching detail. In this episode, superbike enthusiast and Hawk team principal Stuart Hicken introduces you to his hand-picked team; meet everyone from the riders and their wives to the race-day flag-wavers and the furry team mascot. From the top rung of the ladder to the bottom, the entire team are united by two things - a passion for superbikes and a thirst for victory. The no-holds-barred filming doesn't give you a glimpse into the world of the team; it gives you a guided tour. The opening episode sees the Hawk Kawasaki team prepare to jump-start their 2005 UK season, following all aspects including prepping the bikes to burning rubber on test day. Behind-the-scenes takes a leap forward as Hicken tells of his long-standing love affair with race bikes, explaining how he grew from a promising rider to team principal, meticulously crafting his team along the way. The baton is then passed to his back-stage crew of technicians, who guide you right through the workshop to the pit-lane garage. The fly-on-the-wall style gives backstage access to Hawk Kawasaki's world, as the tour takes you through the construction and fine-tuning of the team's new superbike models, to the International Motorcycle & Scooter Show in Birmingham where teams from around the world showcase their machines and their riders, all the while counting down to race one. Through video-diaries, the lives, emotions and desires of the team's riders are showcased in unrivalled intimacy and, as race one draws ever closer, the intense coverage means you will feel part of the team yourself, seeing the nerves rise fast and the thirst to win even faster.The team preparing themselves for the season's start mirrors the function of episode one - firing up the series and getting it ready for the chequered flag to drop.moreless
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