Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn

For a fleeting moment in the early ’80s Drogheda’s Tommy Byrne was the world’s greatest driver, the motor racing equivalent of George Best and Muhammad Ali all rolled into one. In a little over four years Byrne went from driving a Mini Cooper in stock-car racing to the big time in Formula One. Eddie Jordan, the former team-owner, who worked with both Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, will tell you: ‘Forget Schuey and Senna. Tommy Byrne was the best of them all.’ His rise was meteoric and his fall spectacular.

Official Selections

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016


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