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.
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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. Enjoy riding with the greats, it's a rush. --Ben Collins, aka The Stig from BBC's Top Gear
Every fan of motor racing should reds this book. How the legendary Italian drivers of the past forged the sport we love today with blood and bone. --Mario Andretti, motor sport legend
A great read! An incredible tale of skill and courage based on true events. --Alex Baldolini, 250cc/moto2 WSS rider
“Martini, manages to bring the historic characters and details of the period to life, and that is the strength of his novel. As a contrast to today’s Formula One, his tale will be an eye-opener for many fans, especially regarding the drivers.” -Brad Spurgeon, New York Times
“Tracks: Racing the Sun is an engaging, enjoyable and entertaining read, and one that I will read again very soon.” - -The Virtual Driver
“It’s racy stuff in more ways than one…a decade of research has resulted in a dramatic and lively novel. Set in an era that has always been ripe for this type of fictional treatment. It would make a good movie.” -Damien Smith, MotorSport Magazine
"Meticulously researched, beautifully crafted, and a captivating read from beginning to end." -The Historical Novel Society
Sandro Martini is a seasoned journalist who has worked in Italy and the USA. He has spent years researching the facts and creating a story which tells us much about men, their addiction to speed and the love of the machine at a particular time in European history.
copyright 2014 author; foreign and translation rights with publisher