MotoGP: The Illustrated History

MotoGP: The Illustrated History

by Michael Scott
     
 

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The thrill of the fastest sport on two wheels explodes out of this high-revving pictorial history! Decade by decade, it traces the evolution of MotoGP-the racetracks, the riders, and the superbikes that ruled the road. Packed with photographs and insights from motorcycling's greatest personalities, it's the ultimate celebration of this exhilarating sport.

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The thrill of the fastest sport on two wheels explodes out of this high-revving pictorial history! Decade by decade, it traces the evolution of MotoGP-the racetracks, the riders, and the superbikes that ruled the road. Packed with photographs and insights from motorcycling's greatest personalities, it's the ultimate celebration of this exhilarating sport.

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Library Journal - BookSmack!
DeWitt's particularly bloodless exercise sucks most all the excitement out an activity that features a lot of muscle, power, speed, grace, and damned sexy leather jackets. GP is, apparently, only done in European places with names like Hockenheim and Rijeka, and this describes the racers with something approaching fetishism. Lack of contextual information makes these droning, dreary recitations of accomplishments and awards. Apart from enthusiasts, no one has ever heard of the pioneers from the 1970s or the big American names (e.g., Kenny Roberts), and no one ever will ever mistake them for "heroes" (per the title). While I realize that high-speed motorpsychosis requires skill, practice, athleticism, and judgment, so does Pilates and yoga-and neither of those qualifies as a sport. I did learn a couple of things: that Roberts stole the idea of dragging his knee in 1972 from another racer, and that lines like, "1974 was the year of the fearsome 750ccTZ750A" (45) are pretty effing cool to say out loud at parties when some wives slide past heading for the bathroom. Douglas Lord, "Books for Dudes", Booksmack!, 11/4/10

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847326164
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Scott has been a motoring journalist for almost 40 years, and has specialized in motorcycle grand prix racing, attending almost every GP since 1984. In addition to contributing to magazines in Japan, the US, Australia, India, and Europe, Scott has edited SuperBike Magazine and Road Racer. He is the author of several books including the critically acclaimed Wayne Rainey - His Own Story (Haynes Publishing) and MotoGP: The Illustrated History (Carlton Books). He lives in Wimbledon, London.

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