Valentino Rossi: Life of a Le­gend

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By Michael Scott 192 pages hard cover ISBN: 9 780760 357385 RRP $45.00 Re­view copy from Pitstop Books 08 9322 5444 or www.pitstop.net.au Or­der code: 49992

The text ac­com­pa­ny­ing this book says, “Valentino Rossi: Life of a Le­gend ex­plores both the per­sonal and pro­fes­sional lives of this most charis­matic of ath­letes”. I would say that this is in the ra­tio of about 10:90, as the vast ma­jor­ity of this book fo­cuses on Rossi’s rac­ing ca­reer. There is the in­evitable sec­tion on his equally charis­matic fa­ther Graziano, and con­sid­er­able space devoted to the man who still heads him at the top of the GP statis­tic tree, Gi­a­como Agostini, but the bal­ance fol­lows Valentino’s ca­reer path from go karts and mini-moto bikes to the 2017 sea­son, where he added one more vic­tory to bring his tally to 115. The man from Tavul­lia has al­ways kept his pri­vate life to him­self, and you won’t find any home se­crets here, but the book is cer­tainly a colour­ful ac­count of a truly re­mark­able ca­reer – one that ap­pears des­tined to last un­til at least be­yond his 40th birth­day.

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