Mar 122011

I enjoyed this short movie created by Jonathan de Villiers and hosted by one of my favourite sites, NOWNESS, on Japan’s Keirin speed racers.

As the accompanying article describes:

“A gladiatorial incarnation of track cycling that dates back to 1948, the Japanese sporting phenomenon operates by an intricate set of rules that sees competitors jostling for position on steeply banked tracks at lightning fast speeds, all but encouraging spectacular crashes…

The state-run industry amasses tens of billions of dollars in gambling revenue each year.”

Keirin: Speed Racers on

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