GRAND PRIX MOTORCYCLE RACERS. THE AMERICAN HEROES

GRAND PRIX MOTORCYCLE RACERS. THE AMERICAN HEROES

NORM DEWITT

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Código:
20989
Idioma:
INGLES
Editorial:
MOTORBOOKS INTERNATIONAL
Nº edición:
1
Año de edición:
2010
Materia
Pilotos y personajes de la motocicleta en varios i
ISBN:
978-0-7603-3468-3
Páginas:
272
Encuadernación:
PORTADA DURA
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235 mm x 159 mm
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Foreword by Alan Cathcart
Chapter 1 The Pioneers
Chapter 2 The Natural: Kenny Roberts
Chapter 3 The Prodigy: Freddie Spencer
Chapter 4 Steady ... and FAST: Eddie Lawson
Chapter 5 No Surrender: Wayne Rainey
Chapter 6 Victory above All: Kevin Schwantz
Chapter 7 Dynasty: Kenny Roberts Jr
Chapter 8 Grit and Determination: Nicky Hayden
Chapter 9 The Contenders
Chapter 10 The World Superbike Champions
Index

Until the 1970s, North America was considered a backwater with respect to world championship–level motorcycle road racing. European racers viewed American riders as little more than provincial hillbillies who rode around in circles on tracks made of dirt. That all changed when Kenny Roberts exploded onto the Grand Prix racing scene and became the first American to win the world championship in motorcycle road racing's premier class. Roberts' success launched an era of American dominance that lasted for nearly 20 years and still echoes through the annals of the sport. This is the story of the legendary American riders who beat the Europeans at their own game, including Freddie Spencer, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Kenny Roberts Jr., and the most recent American world champion, Nicky Hayden. With additional chapters about the American World Superbike champions and those Americans who competed for the World Championship, this is the story road racing fans have been waiting decades to read.

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