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

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by Rick Broadbent
 

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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.

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760339541
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
09/06/2010
Edition description:
First
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

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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Ring of Fire: The Inside Story of Valentino Rossi and MotoGP 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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baylissfan More than 1 year ago
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".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love racing,get this and enjoy!
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