“For three days, Wellington, New Zealand will become the Monte Carlo of the South Pacific”. Monaco Monza Macao Wellington follows a champion saloon car team (BMW Schnitzer M3) racing in 1989's Nissan Mobil 500 Wellington street race. From their arrival from Macao, to crashes, dramatic victory and a Coromandel wind-down, the documentary goes behind the scenes of a race team on the international circuit. Features interviews with team manager Charlie Lamm, drivers (Emanuele Pirro, Roberto Ravaglia), and a young Jude Dobson as interviewer.
It's a motor racing truism that if something is going to go wrong it'll go wrong at the worst possible time and in the worst possible place. Which explains why right outside a BMW supporters stronghold, Win Percy's [the leading Nissan driver] throttle jammed open.– Narrator Hannah Wallis
Made with funding from BMW, SONY and TVNZ
Formula One archive footage courtesy of Formula One Management
'Schnitzer' music by Wayne Laird and Billy Kristian