GESCHREVEN DOOR ROBERTO BIZA / MARCELLO GRIGOROV
Dit boek vertelt het volledige verhaal van de internationale zes-dagen trial van 1968, gehouden in Pellegrino Terme, Italie.
Het boek bevat resultaten, overzichten, kaarten, tekeningen, klasseringen en interviews, die het resultaat zijn van vele jaren onderzoek.
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.
La sei giorno Italia
San Pellegrino Terme
Lavori in corso
Het boek is nieuw, harde kaft, 325 pagina’s, Italiaanse en Engelse tekst.