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Jan 18, 2016

Colin Edwards' TTBC Hosting Screening Of "Hitting The Apex" To Benefit Marco Simoncelli Foundation

Colin Edwards Hosting HITTING THE APEX Screening to Benefit the Marco Simoncelli Foundation

Montgomery, TX (January 18, 2016) – Two-time World Superbike Champion and former MotoGP rider Colin Edwards will be hosting a benefit screening of HITTING THE APEX in honor of his late friend, Marco Simoncelli, on Wednesday, January 20th (Marco’s birthday), at his Texas Tornado Boot Camp in Montgomery, Texas. Tickets cost $25 each, and only a limited number are available for purchase on for this exclusive event, so please act quickly to reserve your seat. Proceeds will be donated to the *Marco Simoncelli Foundation set up by Marco’s father, Paolo Simoncelli, and Carlo Pernat, Marco’s manager.

Colin Edwards says, “Really excited to have a screening of HITTING THE APEX out at Bootcamp. I saw the first screening at Silverstone last year and really looking forward to showing all my peeps. If you happen to be around Montgomery, Texas, come out and join us.”

HITTING THE APEX filmmaker Mark Neale adds, "This is a very, very special event. Colin Edwards and Marco Simoncelli are two of the greatest characters I've met in racing - two men who represent the true spirit of the sport. Because he was there, through the good times and the bad, it obviously means a lot that Colin is hosting this event. And because he is Colin Edwards, it also means that, if you're lucky enough to be there, you are guaranteed to have a great night out. Thank you, Mr. Edwards. "

Even if you do not live near the Texas Tornado Boot Camp or one of the Dainese D-Store screenings in Orange County (CA) or San Francisco (CA), you can still participate in spirit: we encourage you to gather with a group of friends and watch HITTING THE APEX on January 20th and make a donation directly to the Marco Simoncelli Foundation. If you don’t already have a copy of the film, you can purchase it on iTunes.

About the *Marco Simoncelli Foundation: The Marco Simoncelli Foundation is a non-profit social welfare organization that supports humanitarian projects and actively collaborates with public and private charitable initiatives to provide solidarity and assistance to disadvantaged people, particularly children and young people. All Foundation work is done to honor worthily and permanently Marco Simoncelli’s memory.

About HITTING THE APEX: Directed by Mark Neale and narrated by Brad Pitt, HITTING THE APEX is the story of six fighters, six of the fastest motorcycle racers the world has ever seen, and of the fates that awaited them at the peak of the sport, when the speeds had never been higher or the competition more intense. The film is available on Region 1 (USA and Canada) DVD + BluRay exclusively on the HITTING THE APEX website as well as the USA iTunes Store. ”A masterwork of motorsports filmmaking.” - Charles Fleming, LA Times

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