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Back on Track

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9780007126460: Back on Track

With Carl Fogarty's retirement and Walker's recent defection to the Grand Prix circuit, the British challenge in World Superbikes for 2001 is spearheaded by Neil Hodgson.  This book is a diary of Neil's season from the Spanish round in Valencia in March 2001 to the final round in Misano, Italy in late September. It features the highs, the lows, the crashes, the triumphs, the flash points - everything about the high-octane world of professional Superbikes that makes the sport such a global attraction. How does Neil cope with the pressure-cooker atmosphere of the World Superbike circus, and the weight of expectation that accompanies stepping into Carl Fogarty's shoes? Who are his friends and enemies on the circuit? And can anything rival the thrill of racing and winning on high performance motorbikes? Neil provides the answers to all these questions and more.

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Neil Hodgson will be competing in World Superbikes for the first time in 2001 for GSE Ducati, after narrowly beating Chris Walker to the 2000 MB4U British Superbike Championship. The 27-year-old Lancashire rider has risen through the ranks of road racing and short circuits to get this chance. Unquestionably, he will be the fans' favourite. Neil Bramwell is a freelance sports journalist, having formerly been sports editor of the Blackburn-based Lancashire Evening Telegraph. He collaborated with Carl Fogarty in writing the Superbike legend's bestselling autobiography.

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Enthusiasts of this sport are as fanatical as in any other field, and Hodgson has long been marked out as one of the bright stars in the sport bike world. With the aid of Neil Bramwell, he vividly brings to life the sights, sounds and smells of this gritty sport. Even for the non-enthusiast, it's difficult to resist the sheer seat-of-the-pants excitement conveyed by Hodgson here, and the well-chosen illustrations perfectly complement the unpretentious text. Willow can produce this kind of book with one hand tied behind its back, and few bike aficionados will have cause to complain about this one.

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