Though he only lived to the age of 34, Ayrton Senna da Silva is widely regarded by past and present racers the world around to be one of, if not the all-time, greatest to have taken a wheel in anger. His life and tragic death have undergone cinematic treatment in the movie entitled simply, Senna, and soon we'll be able to see the movie here in the U.S.

We brought you some of the first word of work on the picture back in 2009. Since its completion, it has won the hearts of racers and fans alike, and also garnered an award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Until now, however, it hasn't been shown in the U.S. According to the film's director, Asif Kapadi, that will be remedied in July.

The release date is still tentative, but Kapadi's tweet earlier today confirms a deal with a New York distributor is in the works. For more on the film, hit up the official Facebook page below.

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