by Mark Wernham and Mick Walker
France takes the laurels as the first country to promote road racing and long distance events - actually at the tail end of the last century - and the Bol d'Or, first run in 1922, remains the Blue Ribbon challenge. Today, motorcycle endurance racing across the globe provides a tremendous challenge to the rider and technology, and has contributed significantly to the development of production machines.
Mick Walker charts the progress of such radical designs as the Honda-Elf of the early 1980s and Mark Wernham's superb photography captures the efforts of the works teams alongside the unlikely triumphs of the privateers, such as the Phase One team at Spa, Belgium, 1993. Ride pillion from LeMans to Suzuka.
128 pages. Softcover.