In this epic novel about the motor-racing heroes of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, legendary characters battle to win incredible races on switchback roads along the edges of ravines. Exploring the relationships between the champions as much as the sporting events themselves, this is a thrilling tale based on the true rivalries, triumphs and disasters during a fascinating period in European sporting history.
'Every fan of motor racing should read this book. How the legendary Italian drivers of the past forged the sport we love today with blood and bone.' --- motor sport legend Mario Andretti 'Martini writes about the dawn of motor racing, a violent and treacherous sport where men serviced their addiction to speed and etched their names in history with blood. Enjoy riding with the greats, it's a rush.' --- Ben Collins aka The Stig 'A great read! An incredible tale of skill and courage based on true events.' --- Alex Baldolini, 250cc/moto2 WSS rider
Sandro Martini fell in love with motor racing alongside his father at Kyalami in the 1970s. He currently resides in the lower Hudson valley just outside of New York City with his wife and daughter. He ran a successful motoring website for many years, and works as a freelance editor.