Large format, produced on gloss paper to the highest possible standards. A complete visual record of Rossi's career, capturing many of his finest moments and craziest antics. The second edition is updated to cover the early 2006 season. Over 250 of the best Rossi photographs, from leading photographers of motorcycle racing. Photographs are gathered into themed chapters, each with a short introduction followed by picture sequences with extended captions. Chapters include World Champion Valentino, Young Valentino, 125cc Valentino, 250cc Valentino, 500cc Valentino, MotoGP Valentino, Off-duty Valentino, Comedy Valentino, Valentino Dresses Up and Valentino's Haircuts.
A former motorcycle racer and Isle of Man TT winner, Mat Oxley has been writing about bike racing for more than two decades and is the author of Haynes' acclaimed biography of Mick Doohan. He lives in London.