Listed among the The Australian's Top Ten Sports Books of 2023 , Darryl Flack's latest work honours twelve of Australia's greatest motorcycle racers. The Immortals of Australian Motorcycle Racing: the World Champs celebrates the careers of Mick Doohan, Chad Reed, Casey Stoner, Wayne Gardner, Toby Price, Jason Crump, Troy Bayliss and others, and explores their humble beginnings before launching headlong into the world's most challenging theatres of racing.
The author takes the reader on an inspirational ride to the top immersed in courage, determination and an unbending obsession to be the best.
The Immortals of Motorcycle Racing: the World Champs (Gelding Street Press $39.99) is available at Big W and all good bookstores.
'They’re among the world’s fiercest and most courageous competitors. Veteran race reporter Darryl Flack knows his stuff and paints entertaining word portraits of his top 12. There’s plenty of enjoyment to be had wading through the better and lesser-known world champs. A winning tribute.' – Tony Davis, motoring writer, Australian Financial Review
'A superb reference for any fans of Australian motorcycle racing. What stands out is the author’s choice of subjects, his vast knowledge base and style of writing. There is a huge amount of research into the various racers, with accurate information and the chronology of their careers. The author presents this in a very compelling narrative that is easy to read and very entertaining.' – Graham Lawson, Oz Bike
'Written in a very easy-to-read style with excellent photos, it will be well received by the aficionados.' – Old Bike Australasia
'A stunning looking book detailing the achievements of Aussies on the world stage in all manner of two-wheeled disciplines. A great read.'– Bike Rider Magazine New Zealand
'Excellent work.' – Craig Hemsworth, former Superbike racer
'A gem.' – Max Thompson, former motorcycle racer and Stay Upright chief instructor
'An awesome read.' – Tim Graham, former co-host of Ride Rage Radio 2RRR Sydney
'Great work.' – Kel Worley, reader
'Fantastic.' – Geoff Mansell, reader
'Great reading!' – Dean Worner, reader