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  1. Somewhere Else Tomorrow won the "Best Feature Film Award" at the Tokyo Motorcycle Film Festival since it began streaming on Dream Racer TV.
     
    Somewhere Else Tomorrow is the story of a naive dreamer, fearing stagnation and worried about getting tangled up in a boring job out of university, attempts the greatest challenge Daniel Rintz can think of: traveling around the world on a motorcycle - without money. Instead of wasting precious time saving up for the trip, he hastily decides to make money along the way picking up random jobs - an idea that makes his journey much more challenging and dangerous than he intended. There was no support team, no film-crew, and no budget to buy his way out of tight situations. Out of the hardship he encounters trying to survive comes a story of true freedom and global understanding.
     
    The 2017 Award Winners were:
     
    Best Feature Film – Somewhere Else Tomorrow by Daniel Rintz

    Best Short Film – Boutonniere by Paolo Asuncion

    Most Inspiring – The Frozen Few (Tokyo Edit) by Stephen Marino

    Best Documentary – Chasing the Bullet by Chris Zahner

    Peoples Choice – Tokyo Gone by JJ Koester

    Judges Pick – Bing Brothers by Richard Bo Gardt

     
    The Tokyo Moto Film Festival jury, team, sponsors and audience congratulate the 2017 award winning films.
     
    "Our has been screened at a number of festivals over the years. To some of those festivals I was even personally invited. I always enjoy engaging with the movie lovers and travellers. A while ago I received an email from Japan, a place I have never been. I was asked if I wanted to submit "Somewhere Else Tomorrow" to the Tokyo Motorcycle Film Festival. I agreed and forgot about it. A couple of weeks later I received another email asking for my postal address. The organisers of the festivals want to send me a memento of the film fest saying that our film has won "BEST FILM". Wow! I was knocked off my chair. I heard Japan is a motorcycle-fanatic country. I gotta go ride around there soon. p.s. I'll let you all know when the memento arrives. I'm curious about what it will be." says Daniel Rintz, the subject of his film, as well as producer.
     
    "Daniel's film truly deserve to win even more awards. His story is nothing short of amazing and a great source of inspiration to anyone wanting to travel the world. I am proud to be able to show Somewhere Else TOmorrow to audiences worldwide via Dream Racer TV. And as Daniel shows, it is possible to do so even without money. This is definitely a must-watch film for anyone" says Christophe Barriere-Varju, founder of Dream Racer TV.
     
     
    About the Tokyo Moto Film Festival

    Held August 5th & 6th 2017, the Tokyo Moto Film Festival is Japan's only international film and short film festival dedicated to motorcycles and moto culture.
     
    About Dream Racer TV

    Dream Racer TV is a digital video service available to viewers worldwide that features inspirational and true-life documentaries with an audience already covering over 60 countries. Dream Racer TV is a fully encrypted DRM digital video on demand platform that offers a content protected platform for film makers to host and commercialize their films . Dream Racer TV takes its name after 7x Award Winning Film, Dream Racer.
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    Children under 16 are free. Vehicle passes are free.
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    Dubs of Anarchy, September, Evesham, Worcestershire

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  4. EIGHTH PLACE FOR THE SPANIARD IN FP2, SAM LOWES IMPROVING

    Practice conditioned by the weather has by now become a constant factor of recent MotoGP rounds. Even in Austria, the first day began on dry asphalt but under looming clouds which obviously influenced the teams' plans.

    Aleix Espargaró, not entirely at ease in the early laps of FP1, continued working on the setup for his RS-GP throughout the session, using only one set of tyres and without ever attempting the final time attack in view of qualifying as almost all the other riders on the track did. His fifteenth place time in FP1 therefore did not worry the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, a sensation that was confirmed by Aleix's outstanding performance in FP2. After the rain, the Austrian track dried out progressively during the second session, allowing him to improve his time by almost one second. His 1'24.726 earned him ninth place in the combined standings and provisionally sends him straight through to Q2 tomorrow.

    There was a lot of work for Sam Lowes, skilfully shaving off almost a half a second from one session to the next and eighteenth in the combined standings with a time of 1'25.270.

    ALEIX ESPARGARO'
    "I am happy with the way we finished the day, because this morning I did not have a good feeling with the RS-GP. Especially in braking, so much that we decided to try a big change in the geometry. Precisely for this reason, I did not use a soft tyre at the end of FP1, finishing quite far back in the standings. Fortunately, in the afternoon we had a dry track to work with, reconfirming the bike's improvements and gaining provisional access to Q2. I also tried the aerodynamic fairing. On this track, where wheelies are a problem, I found some benefits that we will continue to test."

    SAM LOWES
    "Things did not go too badly for the first day. I improved on the 2016 Aprilia times and that is a first important step for me. The first half of FP2 was a bit difficult because of the track conditions, but toward the end we had dry asphalt and a good temperature, continuing to do a lot of work on the bike. I had fun. At the end of the day we got close to the top ten times, so I am feeling optimistic about tomorrow."

  5. ... with friends to the hotelThey were due to come down on their motorbikes. Sadly the British weather was not at its best and they resorted to the car. During their stay, Debbie discovered that Pete and Lewis had organised a motorbike ride in aid of the Friends of The Wisdom Hospice in Kent.

    They sadly lost their father in September 2016. The hospice is a charity close to Debbie’s heart, as she to lost her dad there, in 2007. Debbie raises money for the hospice through sending overnight holiday vouchers to them for raffles, collecting small change from guests through the year and Debbie’s children’s book “The Adventures of Mr Rusty Futteridge in Bournemouth” has been selling in the hotel and £1 of every sale donated to the hospice.

    It was a shame not to have seen the group on their bikes, however they kindly have allowed us to share their photo, outside of the hospice in Rochester Kent from their charity bike ride. (Pete and Lewis are on the right of the photo) Motorbike ride in aid of the Friends of The Wisdom Hospice in Kent

    The Rosscourt welcomes Bikers from all over the country and Europe. Free on site parking, en-suite comfortable rooms with plenty of space for all the motorbike equipment and flexible breakfast options, makes it an ideal location for rest and relaxation or a base to explore the Dorset countryside and beaches.

    www.therosscourtbedandbreakfast.co.uk