Meanwhile, Bike Races play out like the Street Races of Grand Theft Auto IV, except both Johnny and his opponents carry a baseball bat to attack their rival racers while making their way to each checkpoint of the race, with each capable of dislodging a racer from their bike depending on the strength of their swing.
Johnny can receive further support from two members of the Lost - Terry and Clay; both can be taken out for friend activities, but have their special abilities active from the beginning of a new game.
If Terry is called, he will drive to a location near to Johnny and sell him weapons and armour, while Clay can deliver a bike of the player's choice to him directly.
While the ambush leads to most of the Alderney chapter being killed, Johnny and his close friends manage to survive, whilst Brian escapes and goes into hiding.
Eventually, Johnny tracks down Brian and forces him to end his conflict with them, after Ray Boccino, a Mafia capo, sells his location to him in the interest of establishing his business with the Lost.
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned is the first of two episodic expansion packs developed for the Xbox 360, Play Station 3 and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto IV, developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games.
It was first released for the Xbox 360 on 17 February 2009 It is the third expansion pack game in the Grand Theft Auto series (the first since Grand Theft Auto: London 1961, released in 1999), and the twelfth release overall.Following his release, Billy quickly breaks the truce with the Angels before instigating a war with them, causing tensions between him and Johnny to quickly grow, with the latter more interested in keeping the club's business running smoothly than engaging in fights with the Angels.Shortly after hearing news that the Lost MC's Enforcer, Jason Michaels, was killed in Broker, Billy prompts an attack on an Angels' clubhouse.However, the deal goes wrong, despite assistance from Niko Bellic (the main protagonist of Grand Theft Auto IV, and the one who actually killed Jason), before matters are made worse when Jim Fitzgerald, the club's treasurer and Johnny's best friend, reveals that the heroin they stole actually belonged to the Triads.Persuading Billy that they must return it to them, he and Jim are made to hand it back themselves, but quickly come under fire as the Triads retaliate against them for the theft of their heroin.Alongside the Checkpoint system, The Lost and Damned features the inclusion of new weapons and vehicles, including Johnny's custom-made motorcycle (Johnny himself is more proficient with any bike than with any other vehicle), the ability to call on aid from members of the Lost MC, a new but small collection of random characters, additional side activities, and unique side jobs including Gang Wars and Bike Races.