Celtic Media Festival 2018
2-4 May 2018 2-4 May 2018

Crash and Burn

For a fleeting moment in the early 80s Tommy Byrne was the world’s greatest driver, the motor racing equivalent of George Best and Muhammad Ali all rolled into one. Byrne was a cocky, aggressive driver from humble roots and the F1 glitterati simply didn't like the mix. 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.

Douglas 2017
Crash and Burn
Entry Category
Sports Documentary
Produced By
Dot Television
David Burke
Directed By
Sean O'Cualain
Production Partners
RTE, BBC NI, Irish Film Board