As a child, Valentino Rossi dreamt of winning the world championship. He has achieved that dream—and far more: Rossi has won eight world championship titles—including six in the top class, MotoGP. Along the way, he has broken dozens of records, brought his sport unprecedented popularity, and earned himself a fanatical worldwide following.
Told in his own inimitable way, this is the story of The Doctor, arguably the greatest motorcycle road racer of all time. He grew up in the Italian town of Tavullia, a mischievous boy with a love for two-wheeled vehicles. By age 23, he was a four-time world champion, with titles in the 125cc, 250cc, 500cc, and MotoGP classes. Along the way, he earned millions of fans—and a few enemies—with his brilliant, aggressive, and adaptable riding style.
It’s all here, in Rossi’s own words: the antics of his youth, the titles, the rivalries with Max Biaggi, Sete Gibernau, and others, as well as his acrimonious split with the all-powerful Honda factory team in 2003. The genius of MotoGP also shares his eclectic private life—his friends, his superstitions, his relationships, and his unusual habits. What If I Had Never Tried It reveals the human being behind the icon.
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Enrico Borghi has always been a bike enthusiast (strictly racing bikes). He is a journalist, and since 1991 he has been working for the Italian weekly Motosprint, reporting on the MotoGP World Championships.
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Biographies written from boys perspective and progress toward of perception of emerging adult young with conclusion translating it to adult's celebration is captivating. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mariola M. Gorska
Vale's all over the place in this book jumping from one racing season to another backwards and forwards as he recounts the racing & non-racing exploits of his life. Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by Paul Little
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