WRITTEN BY ROBERTO BIZA / MARCELLO GRIGOROV
This book tells the full story of the International Six-Days Trial of 1968, based at San Pellegrino Terme, Italy.
Held firstly in Carlisle, England, in 1913, the ISDT was dubbed the “Olympics of Motorcycling” as it was a true test of man and machines.
Along the race, lasting six days, the drivers have to deal with different soil and climatic conditions, also fight against time deadlines to be met, overcoming obstacles and situations, often at the limit of human capabilities.
The event, in fact the World Enduro Championship, was held in different countries, mainly around Europe until 1980, since when, renamed as the International Six-Days Enduro, it has gone world-wide.
1968 saw the East German Team, mounted on their very special MZ machines, looking for their sixth consecutive win in the 6-man International Trophy Team contest.
Circumstances and fate combined to deny them this win when a crash destroyed a bike and very nearly it’s rider, the famous champion Werner Salewski.
The rocky route and the time schedules favoured the ultra-lightweight machines, and it was the West German Team on Zündapps of between 50cc to 125cc, that took the top honours, further accelerating the end of the now old and too heavy 4-stroke bikes.
This book contains results, maps, drawings, classifications, interviews and full background detailed information as the result of many years of research.
La sei giorno Italia
San Pellegrino Terme
Lavori in corso
The book is new, hard cover, 325 pages, Italian and English text.