Ring of Fire: The Inside Story of Valentino Rossi and MotoGP Hardcover – 6 Sep 2010
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"This is a stunning book. It is history but reads like a "can't put it down" novel - hardly surprising considering it grippingly features the two greatest motor cyclists of all time, Mike Hailwood and Valentino Rossi. Rick Broadbent tells the enthralling story of a thrilling and dangerous sport like never before and it had me by the throat" (Murray Walker)
"It was an odd decision to alternate a celebration of the brilliance of Valentino Rossi, today's Italian motorcycling superstar, with a reconstruction of episodes from the life and times of Mike Hailwood, the biking ace of the 1960s and 1970s, but it succeeds brilliantly. The technology is quite different, and so are the rewards, but the requirements of a true racer - courage and skill - are unchanging. In this hymn of praise to those who live closest to the edge, you can smell the grease and burning rubber" (Nick Pitt The Sunday Times)
"Peppered with anecdotes and insight... a fantastic, page turning read which presents a window into the personalities which are normally only seen on the track or in a press conference" (MotoGPBlog)
"A fantastic new book... well worth getting" (MotoGP World)
"Impressive" (Leicester Mercury) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
A high-octane revelation of the feuds, danger, politics and adrenaline inside the world of MotoGP. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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While I would highly recommend this well written, excellently paced book, I feel it should rather have been subtitled 'The Inside Story of Mike Hailwood and Moto GP'. Also, if you have read Valentino Rossi's book, watched 'Faster', watched a season of Moto GP and read the newspapers, you aren't going to find a lot of new information here.
But, unreservedly, a 5* read.
The reflections on Mike Hailwood's career and life are fantastic and this is one of the most balanced views of MotoGP that I have read. Excellent.
and this book explores the lives of men that live closer to the edge than most of man kind. Rick Broadbent's passion and knowledge for this sport shines through on every page, A 5 star read I cant put my copy down.
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A fantastic insight into the thoughts, actions and behind the scenes shenanigans of some of the world's greatest motorcyclists. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Brilliant, could not put it down. Fantastic look behind the scenes.Published 11 months ago by Wendy Wardale