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Michael Dunlop is quite simply the greatest road racer on the planet. Brother of William, also an accomplished rider, son of the late Robert and nephew of the late great Joey Dunlop, Michael can fairly claim that racing is in his blood. Now for the first time he talks in depth about his family story, how he got involved in the family business and how he manages to keep getting back on his bike despite all he knows of the deadly risks he encounters every time he crosses the start line.

The death of his uncle during a competition in Estonia in 2000 was followed just eight years later by the death of his father at the North West 200. But despite these tragic losses, Michael was undeterred, and, two days after his father's death, he returned to the North West - and won. The next year Michael won his first TT, joining both his father and uncle in the record books.

Now with 13 TT wins to his name, Michael is a phenomenal competitor, and in this sensational autobiography he reveals the highs and lows of racing, what it was like growing up part of a motorcycle dynasty and how that made him the incredible racing driver he is today.

©2017 Michael Dunlop (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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The best book about motorcycle racers, by far

The level of honesty and humour in this book is unparalleled. Highly recommended read, and that's a recommendation coming from someone who has recently finished autobiographies of Guy Martin and John McGuinness.

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Excellent

Even if you are not into motorbikes (like myself) I would still definitely recommend it 👍.

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awesome

brilliant book what a journey from boy to tt hero the Dunlop history lives on

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Great Book Michael ! keep winning !

An honest , an inspiring book of a Hero Raod Racers challenges to make it to the top . It must be hard to live upto the Greatest name in road racing but Michael does it to boot ! I will be watching your racing more intense and supportive than ever having read your story Michael . keep pushing the boundaries and the glory will continue to follow !

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Exhilarating and heartbreaking

Brilliant!!! Great insight in to the most famous road racing family in history of the sport.

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brilliant to listen to

absolutely loved to listen to this guys life story. I could relate to alot of he's life in many ways, so got hooked very quickly. top bloke 👍👍❤

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brilliant

phenomenal, motivating, gut renching book. really speaks the truth and shoes this great sport for what it is. shows his true character and not what the press leads us to believe.

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Great story, well written

well written story with juicy info from the background of the racer and the pits.

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great book with lots of details

really enjoyed this audio book. easy to listen to and some great storys detailing all the ups and downs

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Great book,

Absolutely enjoyed every minute of this book, some chapters literally had me on the edge of my seat. Dunlop family are hero's in the motorbike industry, highly recommend this book

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  • 07-10-19

Great Book

Wow, thanks I greatly enjoyed the book. Anyone who rides would love this book. Another plus was how Mike talks about his family in a way that make you feel like you are part of it sitting at their kitchen table or his uncles bar.

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  • Desmorider
  • 10-10-18

Get the inside scoop

This book is for anyone that has great interest in TT motorcycle racing. Michael Dunlop takes you deep into his family history, featuring the racing legends that are his father and uncle, Joey and Robert. He covers their family commitment and sacrifices to be top tier racers, the good times and bad. If you want to know what a road racer thinks, feels, believes, and what motivates them, this is a great book. If you want to hear about the challenges of being a racer - mental, physical, emotional, business and personal - this is a great book. Being a motorcyclist, I found it very entertaining as well. Enjoy!