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The 500cc World Champions: The Story of the Class of Kings
     

The 500cc World Champions: The Story of the Class of Kings

by Michael Scott
 

Since the founding of the unified World Championship in 1949, the 500cc class of Grand Prix racing has been the pinnacle of motorcycle racing worldwide. However, starting with the 2002 season, a new category of motorcycle - the 990cc four-stroke - will be allowed, forever changing the character of Grand Prix racing. This book is a full-color tribute to the first 50

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Since the founding of the unified World Championship in 1949, the 500cc class of Grand Prix racing has been the pinnacle of motorcycle racing worldwide. However, starting with the 2002 season, a new category of motorcycle - the 990cc four-stroke - will be allowed, forever changing the character of Grand Prix racing. This book is a full-color tribute to the first 50 years of Grand Prix motorcycle racing, packed with anecdotes and action from the early days before the World Championship right through to the 2001 season. Geoff Duke, Giacomo Agostini, John Surtees, Barry Sheene, Wayne Rainey, and more of the top riders are featured. Read Mick Doohan's description of racing a 500, and the authoritative text by the author, who has written more than 15 books and has edited Motocourse since 1990.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859608456
Publisher:
Haynes Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/16/2001
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Scott writes brilliantly about people, most recently in the well-reviewed Barry Sheene: Motorcycle racing’s jet-set superstar. He is the long-time editor of Motocourse, and lives in London.

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