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Title:
Motocourse 50 years of MOTO grand prix : the official history of the FIM road racing world championship grand prix
Author:
Noyes, Dennis.
Publication Information:
Richmond, Surrey, England : Hazleton, 1999.
Physical Description:
208 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781874557838
Format :
Book

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This official history of the FIM Grand Prix motor cycle racing World Championship, since its formation in 1949, records the action from a sport that has seen massive changes during the last 50 years with Japanese manufacturers eclipsing their European rivals, purpose-built race circuits replacing true road courses and a reduction in the number of Grand Prix classes. In other respects it has enjoyed remarkable continuity, as motor cycle racing has remained the domain of the major manufacturers anxious to promote the awareness of their road machines. Contemporary Grand Prix designs are clearly descended from the bikes raced in the 1950s. This book traces the major trends and developments during the last 50 years and it profiles the legendary riders, teams and innovators that have dominated the sport during this period. Concluding the history is a comprehensive and detailed results section which provides an invaluable source of reference for any motor cycle enthusiast.