25 Years of GT Racing · Stéphane Ratel and SRO Motorsports — Special Limited Slipcase Edition

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  • 1910505269
  • 9781910505267
by Andrew Cotton This lavish book tells the story of Stéphane Ratel's journey from... more
25 Years of GT Racing · Stéphane Ratel and SRO Motorsports — Special Limited Slipcase Edition

by Andrew Cotton

This lavish book tells the story of Stéphane Ratel's journey from passionate young car enthusiast to architect of modern GT racing world-wide. Explained in his own words, and through those who have worked and raced with him, this extraordinary 25-year tale reveals the ups and downs behind the rise of GT racing to today's world-wide phenomenon of great cars and great racing organised by the SRO Motorsports group. Complementing the story is a wonderful selection of 550 colour photographs covering every step of the way.

  • Early days with the Venturi Trophy and BPR Series, leading to FIA-sanctioned GT racing, then the modern era of the Blancpain Series
  • Breaking new ground: Ratel has always revelled in taking his GT racers to pioneering venues such as Zhuhai in China, Potrero de los Funes in Argentina and Baku in Azerbaijan
  • Nearly 100 one-page interview pieces showcase many of the significant drivers from 25 years, including Allan McNish, Mark Webber, Toto Wolff, Alex Zanardi, Andrea Bertolini, Karl Wendlinger and Darren Turner
  • The great GT cars of 25 years analysed, including McLaren F1 GTR, Porsche GT1 98, Mercedes GTR, Chrysler Viper, Ferrari 550 Maranello, Maserati MC12, Ford GT and Audi R8 LMS
  • The world's greatest GT race, the Spa 24 Hours, has its own chapter, covering the post-2001 period in which SRO has achieved a remarkable revival in the stature of the race
  • An impressive book of super-large format, luxury treatment, fine design and colourful imagery

Buch, Hardcover im Schuber, 27,5 x 35 cm, 408 Seiten, 550 farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text
Limitierte Ausgabe im Schuber