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This is a long-awaited update of a fabulous visual study compiled by one of the best bike racing journalists in the business. Compelling photographs and sharp narrative capture the larger-than-life character of Valentino Rossi, one of the worldrs"s most charismatic sporting personalities, both on and off the track. Rossirs"s life is charted from his earliest days, following his graduation through the ranks, winning the 125, 250 and 500 World Championships, to his domination of the 200mph MotoGP class, first with Honda and then from 2004 with Yamaha. This is a visual treat for all who appreciate Rossirs"s talent and take on life in this age of conformist motorsport.
A former motorcycle racer and Isle of Man TT winner, Mat Oxley has been writing about bike racing for more than two decades and is the author of Haynes’ acclaimed biographies of Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi, and the newly published Stealing Speed. He lives in London.