Today is the day for choosing paper for the book. Can you see the difference? 😆
Racer X Illustrated was the first motocross magazine that spoke my language. Growing up in the east meant reading motocross magazines from the west. In the 80’s and 90’s motocross was centered in California and for those of us living in the east, a little bit out of our reach. Certainly it was tough to relate to those sunny blue skies and dusty hard pack tracks so common there and in every photo and bike test. Especially when you went to the garage to clean off the black mud from some bog you got stuck in. Anyway, Racer X was the first magazine that spoke with an eastern voice, an anti establishment voice and isn’t that what motorcycling is all about? What DC and his team have done there over the years (when magazines should be shrinking) is admirable. When they told me I would get the cover it was the realization of years of work. I never wanted a cover like I did on Racer X, to me, the greatest motocross magazine made. Thank you DC and Andrew Fredrickson for taking chances on this eastern Canadian boy.
My new book, Will To Victory, is ready for pre-ordering! Photos from the 2018 grand prix season, interviews with legends and stories from the road. It is 256 pages in large format (28,5 x 35 cm/11.2 x 13.7”) printed on specialized photo paper by one of Italy’s renowned photobook printers. First 500 pre orders gets their copy signed by me and also a free, signed print of the famous track at Namur, Belgium. Deliveries begin in December so don’t wait!
Jeffrey Herlings made it another 1-1 weekend in Imola.
Sunday warm up at the grand prix of Italy.
Jorge Prado on track at the grand prix of Italy.
Jeffrey Herlings on track at the grand prix of Italy.
What you get when combining motocross with road race circuits. I saw two riders going off track last weekend and landing on asphalt and one of them was the 9 time world champion. His injuries prevented him from racing Sunday.
The laurel wreath is a ubiquitous symbol in racing representing victory and positions the holder above their peers but did you know there is a tragic love story behind it? 🇬🇷
MX2 Action at the grand prix of Italy.
Alessandro Lupino was a delight in the MXGP class at the grand prix of Italy. He can count himself as one of the very few to have actually passed Jeffrey Herlings in 2018.
It took him just 24 years to earn 84 grand prix victories.
Ben Watson leads a talented group at the grand prix of Italy.
Kevin Strijbos on track at the grand prix of Italy.
Jorge Prado takes his first MX2 title at the grand prix of Italy in Imola. 🏆
Jeffrey Herlings just before becoming MXGP world champion at his home grand prix at Assen.
Pauls Jonass at the grand prix of The Netherlands in Assen.
They made a wreath for Jeffrey Herlings but never quite got it over his head in all the chaos after his first moto win and clinching the 2018 MXGP world championship.