Official MotoGP Season Review 2016

  • Filename: official-motogp-season-review-2016.
  • ISBN: 1910505153
  • Release Date: 2016-11-30
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Julian Ryder
  • Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

Now in its 13th year of publication, this officially endorsed all-colour hardback provides comprehensive coverage of the 18-race MotoGP World Championship season of motorcycle racing, complete with race reports, comment, analysis and statistics, written and edited by TV commentator Julian Ryder and featuring superb photography by Andrew Northcott. Fast-track printing immediately after the last MotoGP race of the season means that this sought-after book of record becomes available as quickly as possible. Eight-page reports of each MotoGP race, complete with full statistics and lap-chart graphics. In-depth technical analysis of the year's talking points from leading MotoGP technical expert Neil Spalding. The unique 'Rider's Rider of the Year' poll ranks the year's contenders according to votes by the riders themselves. Superb photography by Andrew Northcott captures all the excitement, action and atmosphere of motorcycle racing at its best. Supporting Moto2 and Moto3 categories covered in full, as well as the Red Bull Rookies races. Riders for Health, the official MotoGP charity, reports on its achievements in 2016. Officially endorsed by DORNA, organisers of MotoGP.

Stealing Speed

  • Filename: stealing-speed.
  • ISBN: 1844259757
  • Release Date: 2010-10-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Mat Oxley
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

This is the compelling story of how one of Japan's biggest motorcycle manufacturers stole a Nazi rocket scientist's engine secrets from behind the Iron Curtain to conquer the world.

Chris Carter at Large

  • Filename: chris-carter-at-large.
  • ISBN: 1845840917
  • Release Date: 2015-08-14
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Richard Skelton
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing

Few people have been as deeply involved in motorcycle sport as Chris Carter, a larger than life character and raconteur who was for a great number of years a journalist, commentator and broadcaster at the very top level of motorcycle sport. This memoir is a funny, fascinating and unique insider view of professional motorcycling over more than six decades. From scrambling in the 1960s, to four decades of international road racing - including Daytona and Macau - and on to trials and speedway. Packed with remarkable stories and amusing anecdotes, as well as interesting reflections and astute observations, it is a light-hearted, highly readable autobiography which lifts the lid on an extraordinary world. In past times, racing paddocks were open and friendly, and Chris felt part of a big, happy family. He lived cheek by jowl with the very top riders and shared their triumphs and tragedies; to many, he was a friend and confidante. Honest, frank and direct, Chris tells things exactly as they were, and provides insights into a fast disappearing world.

Cafe Racers

  • Filename: cafe-racers.
  • ISBN: 9780760345825
  • Release Date: 2014-06-15
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Michael Lichter
  • Publisher: Motorbooks

Originally used as a slur against riders who used hopped-up motorcycles to travel from one transport cafe to another, cafe racer describes a bike genre that first became popular in 1960s British rocker subculture - although the motorcycles were also commo

An Age of Superheroes

  • Filename: an-age-of-superheroes.
  • ISBN: 1844255832
  • Release Date: 2011-02-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mat Oxley
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

Traction control? Engine management? Acres of run-off? You’ve got to be joking: motorcycle racing's age of superheroes, 1988-93, was the zenith of two-stroke Grand Prix racing, when macho colonials slugged it out on evil two-strokes capable of 200mph. Even Valentino Rossi acknowledges this period as a special moment in motorcycle racing history, for he grew up watching Kevin Schwantz, Wayne Rainey, Eddie Lawson, John Kocinski, Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner on TV as they bumped fairings and burned rubber around ultra-fast, lethal racetracks.

Road Racers

  • Filename: road-racers.
  • ISBN: 0856409146
  • Release Date: 2014-08-05
  • Number of pages: 140
  • Author: Stephen Davison
  • Publisher: Blackstaff Press

Motorcycle road racers are no ordinary motrals. Riding at extraordinary speeds and desparate to win, they are locked in a life-and-death battle every time they race. Full color photography from road racing's premier photographer.

Performance Riding Techniques

  • Filename: performance-riding-techniques.
  • ISBN: 1844256979
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 183
  • Author: Andy Ibbott
  • Publisher: Haynes Publications

The second edition of this official Moto GP guide, aimed at racing and track day enthusiasts at all levels, has been expanded to include extra information and many new photos and quotes from today's Moto GP stars.

Jorge Lorenzo

  • Filename: jorge-lorenzo.
  • ISBN: 0857330950
  • Release Date: 2011-07-15
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Matt Roberts
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

This is a captivating visual study of the 2010 MotoGP World Champion. Jorge Lorenzo – in collaboration with Matt Roberts – gathers together a wealth of photographs showing every aspect of his life in motorcycle racing and accompanies them with a sharp commentary. A special feature is the intimate photography of him both off-duty and on-track throughout his title-winning 2010 season, which saw him dominate by winning nine of the 18 MotoGP races and finishing on the podium 16 times. This book is a wonderful insight into the life of a flamboyant new star of sport.

Twist of the Wrist Vol II

  • Filename: twist-of-the-wrist-vol-ii.
  • ISBN: 0965045021
  • Release Date: 1997-08-31
  • Number of pages: 117
  • Author: Keith Code
  • Publisher: California Superbike School

Straight facts about riding! A Twist of the Wrist, the acknowledged number one book on rider improvement for ten years straight, brought riders worldwide to a new understanding of vital riding skills. Uncovers and traces, action by action, the direct links between man and machine.

John Surtees

  • Filename: john-surtees.
  • ISBN: 0992820928
  • Release Date: 2014-09-15
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: John Surtees
  • Publisher: Evro Publishing Limited

This long-awaited book is a photographic memoir by the only man to have won World Championships on motorcycles and in cars. Containing nearly 300 photographs from Surtees' own collection as well as from the world's finest motorsport picture libraries, this major book presents a complete visual record of Surtees' life accompanied by fascinating commentary written in collaboration with co-author Mike Nicks. Chapters of particular interest are those covering Surtees's formative years and the extraordinary 1960 season in which he raced both motorcycles and cars, winning two World Championships on MV Agusta bikes as well as taking second place for Lotus in the British GP, which was only his second Formula 1 race. Royalties from sales of the book will go to the Henry Surtees Foundation, which was set up to honour the memory of John's son Henry, who was killed in a freak accident at Brands Hatch in 2009. - The early years (up to 1952): a childhood around motorcycle racing, apprenticeship with Vincent, then racing a Vincent Grey Flash. - Getting established (1953-55): Moving on to ride mainly Manx Nortons, he did 86 races in one year, and in 1955 achieved his first grand prix win, in the 250cc Ulster GP on an NSU. - The glory years (1956-60): dominating top-level motorcycle racing for five years with Italian team MV Agusta, taking seven World Championship titles on 500cc and 350cc bikes. - The remarkable year of bikes and cars (1960): overlapping his last year of motorcycle racing with 17 car races, including four F1 World Championship events. - Ferrari driver (1963-66): established in cars, he joined Ferrari, winning his first race â?? the Sebring 12 Hours for sports cars â?? and the following year becoming F1 World Champion. - Can-Am champion (1966): after recovery from a huge crash in a Lola T70 sports car and acrimonious departure from Ferrari, he bounced back in North America to win the spectacular Can-Am series. - Turning Japanese (1967-68): Honda invited Surtees to develop and drive its F1 cars for two years, with victory in the Italian GP at Monza the highlight. - Becoming a constructor (1969-78): going into single-seater racing, including F1, with Team Surtees and cars of his own manufacture; Mike Hailwood won the European F2 Championship in 1972. - The latter years (1978 onwards): fully active on the historic scene as a restorer and driver of motorcycles and cars, then nurturing son Henry's career until the tragic accident. Royal Automobile Club shortlist of contenders for Motoring Book of the Year!

That Near Death Thing

  • Filename: that-near-death-thing.
  • ISBN: 9781409143413
  • Release Date: 2012-05-17
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Rick Broadbent
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

The Isle of Man TT - the world's most dangerous race - as seen through the eyes of Cummins, Martin, McGuinness and Dunlop. THAT NEAR DEATH THING is a life-affirming journey to the heart of the world's most dangerous race. The Isle of Man TT is a throwback to a maverick era that existed before PR platitudes and PC attitudes. WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR-shortlisted author Rick Broadbent gets inside the helmets of four leading motorcycle racers as they battle fear, fire and family tragedy for a gritty sort of glory. Guy Martin is a tea-drinking truck mechanic and TV eccentric who 'sucks the rabbits out of hedges', but must now deal with the flipside of fame; Conor Cummins is the local hero facing a race against time as he battles depression and a broken body after falling down the mountain; John McGuinness is the living legend fending off the ravages of middle-age for one last hurrah; Michael Dunlop is the wild child living with one of the most remarkable legacies in sport. They tell their astonishing stories in a book that provides the most rounded, intimate, behind-the-scenes account yet of the last great race. Rick Broadbent has delivered the final word on the Isle of Man TT, one that really gets to grips with an event that continually pulls unsung riders and fans back year after year to witness That Near Death Thing.

What If I Had Never Tried It

  • Filename: what-if-i-had-never-tried-it.
  • ISBN: 076033756X
  • Release Date: 2009-09-10
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Author: Valentino Rossi
  • Publisher: Angel Island Association

Arguably all-time greatest motorcycle road racing champion, Valentino Rossi is without a doubt the best--and best-loved--in modern times. Here, he tells his remarkable story for the first time.

Marco Simoncelli

  • Filename: marco-simoncelli.
  • ISBN: 0857334026
  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: Rossella Simoncelli
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

This is a compelling celebration of the life of Marco Simoncelli, the maverick motorcycle racer who lost his life in the 2011 Malaysian MotoGP race. Written by his parents, Rossella and Paolo, this book paints an intimate portrait of a rising star. Simoncelli’s final lap was as adrenaline-fuelled as the rest of his career, which was on the way up – the two races before his last were arguably two of his best. Marco’s eventful paddock life, signature ‘afro’ and close friendship with Valentino Rossi are all captured here by the words of his parents, and in 200 unique photographs of life on and off the track.


  • Filename: nonsense.
  • ISBN: 9780385348379
  • Release Date: 2015-10-13
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Jamie Holmes
  • Publisher: Crown

An illuminating look at the surprising upside of ambiguity—and how, properly harnessed, it can inspire learning, creativity, even empathy Life today feels more overwhelming and chaotic than ever. We face constant political and economic upheaval, and we're bombarded with information, much of it contradictory. Managing uncertainty—in our jobs, our relationships, and our everyday lives—is fast becoming an essential skill. What should we do when we have no idea what to do? In Nonsense, Jamie Holmes shows how we react to ambiguous situations and how we can do it better. Being confused is unpleasant, so we tend to shutter our minds as we grasp for meaning and stability, especially in stressful circumstances. We're hard-wired to resolve contradictions quickly and extinguish anomalies. But in doing so, we lose a vital opportunity to learn something new, solve a hard problem, or see the world from another perspective. Over the last few years, new insights from social psychology and cognitive science have deepened our understanding of the role of ambiguity in our lives and Holmes brings this research together for the first time, showing how we can use uncertainty to our advantage. Filled with illuminating stories—from spy games and doomsday cults to Absolut Vodka's ad campaign and the creation of Mad Libs—Nonsense promises to transform the way we conduct business, educate our children, and make decisions. In an increasingly unpredictable, complex world, it turns out that what matters most isn't IQ, willpower, or confidence in what we know. It's how we deal with what we don't understand.

Information Technology for Managers

  • Filename: information-technology-for-managers.
  • ISBN: 9781305482494
  • Release Date: 2015-06-26
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: George Reynolds
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

Now today's managers can prepare to successfully oversee and understand information systems with Reynold’s INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR MANAGERS, 2E. This practical, insightful book prepares current and future managers to understand the critical business implications of information technology. A wealth of actual contemporary examples demonstrate how successful managers can apply information technology to improve their organizations. A new chapter on IT security, hands-on scenarios and practical cases give readers an opportunity to apply what they’re learning. This edition’s solid framework helps define the manager’s important role in information technology and in working effectively with all members of the organization to achieve results. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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