Since this past season wasn’t exactly the best one in memory for Valentino Rossi fans, something has to be done to divert attention and keep their spirits up. Enter the latest biography on the Doctor, written by Enrico Borghi—who was the co-author of the previous “What If I’d Never Tried It” autobiography, and a journalist for the Italian racing weekly MotoSprint—titled “Il Capolavoro”, which translated from Italian means “The Masterpiece”. While the previous book was basically a from-the-beginning life story leading up to his sensational move to Yamaha, Il Capolavoro deals with many previously unknown details and stories behind the move, and then recounts his seven years with the brand, up to and including the reasons for his break-up of the “love affair” to sign with Ducati. Also included is an afterword by Rossi himself.
Unfortunately, when the book goes on sale Thanksgiving Day, it will only be available in Italian. Although it’s doubtful that the book won’t soon be translated to English, considering Rossi’s worldwide popularity.