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BY WALTER'S SIDE. Röhrl and Geistdörfer: The Dreamteam of Rallying

Walter Röhrl: world rally champion, driver-ace, legend. The greatest successes of his career would have been impossible without another man: Christian...
Manufacturer: Delius Klasing Verlag
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Walter Röhrl: world rally champion, driver-ace, legend. The greatest successes of his career would have been impossible without another man: Christian Geistdörfer, his co-pilot. This book deals with the surprisingly different team structures, the deep insights into the technology and the entirely legal tricks of a creative rally driver – sometimes close to the limits of legality.
Christian Geistdörfer describes this glorious time of Rally sports from the front row, up close and very detailed.

Products specifications
Publishing Date 2018
Text English
Binding Hardbound
Pages 224
Photos 167 COL e B/N
Size cm. 24x27
ISBN 9783667112408
Author Geistdorfer Christian
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