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2nd edition of 'Rossi: Celebrating the Greatest' on sale now

By James Keen -

General news

 22 July 2009 09:40

The second edition of the MCN bookazine celebrating the life and career of Valentino Rossi is available to buy online or at WHSmith now.

The 132 page tribute to Rossi, arguably the greatest motorcycle racer the sport has ever known, now features new material on Rossi's 100th victory and his experience at the Isle of Man TT. 

The book was written by a selection of the world's best MotoGP journalists and features writing from Valentino himself, as well as amazing never-before-seen images of the Italian legend from his early days popping bicycle wheelies right through to his 100th victory in Assen.

Starting with an introduction on Valentino by his GP-winning father Graziano, the bookazine goes on to look at the making of Rossi and how a skinny kid from Tavullia, Italy went on to dominate the world of motorcycle racing.

Read all about Rossi's biggest influences and heroes, look back at a run-down of his crowd-pleasingly eccentric post-race celebrations and take a trip into the psyche of a riding god as Rossi reveals his thoughts on speed.

Valentino's ex team mate and racing veteran Colin Edwards talks about Rossi's riding and uses his unique position and experience to explain just what it is that puts him in a different league. Plus Rossi's best mate and right hand man Uccio is interviewed on life in the paddock and his relationship with childhood friend Valentino.

Rossi is famous for his style and expression, so see a visual history of Rossi's career, painted on the bikes he rode, the helmets he wore and the intimately personal custom stickers he's known for.

If you missed out on the first sell-out issue, now is your chance to get a copy. Click here to buy online or visit your local WHSmith.