Author(s): John White
There is something for every motorcycle-racing fan in The MotoGP Miscellany. For more than 75 years, the sport has provided full-throttle entertainment to generations of motorcycle-racing fans around the world, first as the 500cc World Championship (1949-2001) and then as Moto GP (since 2002). Within these pages, the reader will learn hundreds of fascinating facts about the sport on a wide range of topics, from the great riders, the great rivalries, the most successful teams and the classic tracks to more whimsical features, such as MotoGP in the movies, rider nicknames and the sport's family dynasties. Painstakingly researched by the master of the sporting factoid, The MotoGP Miscellany will bring hours of sporting pleasure to every fan of motor racing on two wheels.
John White is a lifelong sports fanatic who has dedicated his spare time to compiling an impressively comprehensive database of sporting facts and figures. He is the author of more than a dozen titles in Carlton's best-selling Miscellany series and also compiled White's Sporting Almanac 2008. An Irishman from Belfast, he has followed Moto GP in all its guises for more than three decades. The Foreword is written by John Surtees, OBE, four times the 500cc World Champion (1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960) and the only man to win world titles on two and four wheels - he won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1964. Although in his 80s, Surtees still appears regularly on television as an analyst on MotoGP and Formula 1 racing.