Ring of Fire is an
insider's account of the acclaim, heroism and pressures of being a
MotoGP racer. This is a world where manufacturers invest millions, and
where a rider will emerge from a coma with shattered bones to get back
on his bike to save his job and race again for the checkered flag.
This covers the whole of the modern MotoGP era,
at the center of which is the phenomenal Valentino Rossi. Ring of
Fire charts his rise, fall and rebirth, detailing the dark side of
his infamous rivalries with Max Biaggi and Sete Gibernau as well as
his battles with the tax man and the media. This warts-and-all tale
offers an insightful, behind-the-scenes look at what makes these
riders tick, from double World Superbike champion James Toseland to
warring Spanish heroes Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa.
Rick Broadbent introduces us, not just to the
stars, but also to the officials, parents, doctors, team owners and
fans who make up this white-knuckle sport.
By turns funny, sad, shocking and uplifting, Ring
of Fire brings us face to face with all those who are bonded by a
shared love of risking it all at 200 mph.