Cycle News Team | 22 December 2021
Now in its 46th year of publication, the 2021 Motocourse annual is now available for pre-order, with shipping dates expected from the UK Icon Publishing on December 20 and from Amazon in February 2022.
the Motorcycle lessons an annual publication chronicles each class in MotoGP and World Superbike and the top classes in British Superbike and MotoAmerica. Editor-in-chief Michael Scott and contributors Neil Morrison and Peter McLaren provide detailed race reports, while Matt Birt covers team staff and technical specifications of the race bikes.
Here is more from the press release:
Since its launch in 1976, it has evolved over the decades to become the most authoritative chronicle of the FIM motorcycling world and the main national championships.
The 18-race MotoGP Championship produced a fascinating mix of races that saw no less than eight different riders claim victories in the first 14 rounds, before the season culminated in Valencia in November.
In the lead, the young Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, who on his Yamaha, managed to hold off a phalanx of Ducati riders, led by Peco Bagnaia, Jack Miller and Jorge Martin.
Fascinating sub-stories abounded, with the triumphant return from injury of multiple champion Marc Marquez to win the German and United States Grands Prix for Honda, and the bizarre collapse of Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales that opened the season. with a victory in Qatar before a sudden start and rapid reappearance with Aprilia in mid-season.
2021 marked the last hurray for legend Valentino Rossi. âThe Doctorâ may have had a quiet end to his illustrious MotoGP career, which spanned an incredible 26 seasons, but his popularity around the world has not waned.
In addition to the premier class, the Moto2 and Moto3 categories enjoy wide coverage, with the duo of KTM champions, Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez, fighting for the top prize before moving to the premier class. In Moto3, a new star has been born in the form of rookie Pedro Acosta, who, at just 17, has already been nominated for promotion after just a year.
Editor-in-chief Michael Scott and Neil Morrison provide full reports on each Grand Prix, and Matt Birt gives us his usual rundown on the whereabouts of each of the 11 teams in the Team-By-Team review, which has all the specs. technical and personal. , the bikes being beautifully illustrated by the meticulously crafted designs of Adrian Dean.
Full coverage is given of the 13 rounds of the World Superbike Series in which reigning Kawasaki champion Jonathan Rea faced a severe challenge from Toprak Razgatlioglu of Yamaha and Scott Redding of Ducati. All races and seasons, motorcycles and riders have come under the microscope by the great Superbike writer Gordon Ritchie, who also covers the World Supersport class with Yamaha as the dominant force.
Peter McLaren provides full race results and lap tables from each MotoGP and World Superbike round, as well as a full points table from all major championships.
The talent well that will ultimately become the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me comes almost inevitably from the incredibly well-designed Red Bull Rookies series, in which youngsters compete for supremacy on identical machines. The highly experienced Peter Clifford traces the ups and downs of their close quarters battles.
Unfortunately, due to the lingering pandemic, the Isle of Man TT and other road races have not been held for a second year in a row, but will return next year.
The increasingly popular Bennetts British Superbike Championship continues to gain prestige and stature, with an increasingly deep field of talent competing in eight different classes over a weekend filled with action. Motorcycle lessons increases its BSB coverage this year, including the Honda British Talent Cup and the HEL Junior Supersport Championship where stars of the future develop their skills before rising through the ranks.
Motorcycle lessons also covers racing in the United States, via the MotoAmerica Superbike series which saw Yamaha’s Jake Gagne emerge as a convincing winner in the Superbike class and Sean Dylan Kelly an equally dominant champion in the Supersport class.
For 46 years, Motorcycle lessons was the bible of motorcycle racing, written and illustrated by the world’s greatest practitioners. The superlative reproduction of his brilliant photographs brings the drama and spectacle of a thrilling year of racing to life.
Motorcycle lessons is the essential collector’s item and the mainstay of every road racing fan’s library.
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