Motocourse 2004-2005
The World's Leading Grand Prix & Superbike Annual

Edited By Michael Scott
May 2005
Hazleton Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 1903135362
192 pages, Illustrated, 9 ½" x 12 ½"
$79.50 Hardcover

2004 marked an epic achievement, and a landmark in racing history. Some hailed Valentino Rossi as the greatest of all time. The moment lasted over 16 MotoGP races world-wide, as the Italian icon turned his back on dominant Honda… and took underdogs Yamaha to a magnificent MotoGP championship win. It was his sixth World Championship in eight years; Yamaha's first since 1992. Rossi the Racer humbled rivals like Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau and Colin Edwards; Vale the teenager's heart throb charmed the world, via blossoming TV coverage. Never before has MotoGP racing commanded such an audience.

Youth prevailed in other arenas. Determined Briton James Toseland fought all the way to become the youngest-ever World Superbike champion. Spanish teen Dani Pedrosa did the same in his debut 250cc Grand Prix season. And new heroes emerged to keep the Isle of Man TT torch burning bright. In Britain and America, the old guard prevailed - John Reynolds fought hard for a third British title; Matt Mladin powered to his fifth US title. And on three wheels, Steve Webster continued his dominant reign of the sidecar competitions. Motocourse has been at the heart of motorcycle racing, never skipping a beat in 29 years. The finest writing and photography as well as the most detailed records make this book the essential - and collectable - motorcycle-racing bible.

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