Ring of Fire: The Inside Story of Valentino Rossi and MotoGP [NOOK Book]

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Ring of Fire is an insider's account of the acclaim, heroism and pressures of being a MotoGP racer. This is a world where manufacturers invest millions, and where a rider will emerge from a coma with shattered bones to get back on his bike to save his job and race again for the checkered flag.

This covers the whole of the modern MotoGP era, at the center of which is the phenomenal Valentino Rossi. Ring of Fire charts his rise, fall and rebirth, detailing the dark side of his ...

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Ring of Fire: The Inside Story of Valentino Rossi and MotoGP

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Overview

Ring of Fire is an insider's account of the acclaim, heroism and pressures of being a MotoGP racer. This is a world where manufacturers invest millions, and where a rider will emerge from a coma with shattered bones to get back on his bike to save his job and race again for the checkered flag.

This covers the whole of the modern MotoGP era, at the center of which is the phenomenal Valentino Rossi. Ring of Fire charts his rise, fall and rebirth, detailing the dark side of his infamous rivalries with Max Biaggi and Sete Gibernau as well as his battles with the tax man and the media. This warts-and-all tale offers an insightful, behind-the-scenes look at what makes these riders tick, from double World Superbike champion James Toseland to warring Spanish heroes Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.

Rick Broadbent introduces us, not just to the stars, but also to the officials, parents, doctors, team owners and fans who make up this white-knuckle sport.

By turns funny, sad, shocking and uplifting, Ring of Fire brings us face to face with all those who are bonded by a shared love of risking it all at 200 mph.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610600460
  • Publisher: MBI Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/6/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: SPORTS & RECREATION / Motor Sports
  • Sales rank: 311,274
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Rick Broadbent is a sports writer for The Times (London), for whom he covers MotoGP, among other things. He has previously written books on soccer, boxing, and other sports as well as, most recently, collaborating with motorcycle racing legend Ron Haslem on his autobiography, Rocket Men. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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  • Posted August 3, 2013

    wow,what a great book! although it may be the first book i've re

    wow,what a great book! although it may be the first book i've read about motorcycle sports, i found it very entertaining and historically educating.
    it gives a good personal insight into the inner sanctum of motorcycle racing.funny thing is,you can go to you-tube and put some visuals together that complement the book.i do plan on reading more about moto gp and superbikes since i'm a big troy bayliss fan.
    ya, i highly recommend "ring of fire".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Awesome, period.

    If you love racing,get this and enjoy!

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