This book examines the classic period of Grand Prix racing from 1960 to 1969, and the men and machines involved. Covering the emergence of the Japanese factories and the struggle for supremacy between 2- and 4-stroke technologies, it is a fascinating exploration of the last decade of ‘traditional’ Grand Prix racing, before significant events changed the nature of the sport forever.
MotoGP reached new heights in 2004. In an epic season, Valentino Rossi won back-to-back titles on different makes of motorcycle, after taking on the role of underdog on the previously under-achieving Yamaha M1. The book chronicles in detail all 16 races, from Rossi’s emotional win in South Africa to his coronation in Valencia. Each rider’s performance over the year is analysed, and there is a unique Riders’ Rider of the Year feature, plus an analysis of how the leading bikes evolved over the season.
The book provides all the information needed by enthusiasts, whether they’re trackside or viewing at home. Packed with up-to-the-minute information, including photography of all the bikes in 2005 colours, the book includes data on the riders, bikes, teams, events and regulations - plus lots of stats and other facts and figures. It’s all presented in an easy-access format, with a foreword by BBC TV presenter Suzi Perry.
Now firmly established in its fifth year of publication, the MotoGP Season Review 2008 - in the shops just two weeks after the last Grand Prix - is a must-have Christmas purchase for every fan of motorcycle racing. The BBC’s coverage of MotoGP has brought the sport to a wider audience, British Eurosport shows qualifying and the races live, and viewing figures and track attendances are rocketing. Packed with fine writing and great photographs, and fronted by TV’s top MotoGP commentator, Julian Ryder, the Review details the entire 2008 season with all the behind-the-scenes insight expected of an official book.
Now firmly established in its seventh year of publication, the MotoGP Season Review 2010 - in the shops just two weeks after the last Grand Prix - is a must-have Christmas purchase for every fan of motorcycle racing. Valentino Rossi resumes his battle for the World Championship against established rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner, along with several talented newcomers. Edited by TV commentator Julian Ryder, the book also includes expert contributions on the technical side from Neil Spalding and stunning photography by Andrew Northcott. The supporting categories are also covered, and clearly presented statistics provide a comprehensive reference source for the future.
From Nuvolari to Luca Cadalora. From the unbeatable 350s of the Twenties to Mosquito, which “motorised” post-war Italy. From those bikes which many of us owned to records, the six World Championships won in 125 category and Team Italia. A fascinating historical path enriched by wonderful colour illustrations and pictures of that time which analyses the technical development of engines and models produced until nowadays by this legendary house.