Over 500 pages, this is the story of the little known Kiwi mechanic - Kim Newcombe - who , in 1973, came second in the 500cc grand prix motorcycle championships.
Kim Newcombe was a rider who risked it all, reached the top - then lost it all.
Killed in a crash at Stowe Corner, Silverstone, 12 August, 1973.
New Zealander Newcombe had come to Europe on an overseas adventure, finding a home in West Berlin working as an engineer for König, the outboard and hydroplane specialists.
Newcombe became the test rider.
He subsequently won the Yugoslavian GP and topped the 500GP table.
Then came Silverstone.
His achievements were singular and remarkable and his story offers an unique insight into the world of grand prix racing in the early seventies.
By Tim Hana, bestselling author of "John Britten” and “One Good Run - The Legend of Burt Munro".
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