For a fleeting moment in the early 80’s Tommy Byrne was the world’s greatest driver, the motor racing equivalent of George Best and Muhammad Ali all rolled into 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 of them all.’
His rise was meteoric and his fall spectacular.
Dir. Seán Ó Cualáin, Ireland, 2016, 86 mins
Cast: Tommy Byrne