Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Motorcycle World Championships, legendary commentator Nick Harris – ‘The Voice’ of MotoGP – chronicles seventy years of drama, adrenaline, tragedy and celebration in brand new book, Never Say Never – published by Virgin Books on this Thursday 23rd May 2019.
For 40 years Nick travelled the world reporting and commentating on MotoGP, and this rare privileged access has given him unparalleled insight into this incredible sport. From a motorcycle trip across Argentina the week before the Falklands war, to ignoring the apartheid travelling ban in South Africa, Nick has witnessed a changing world developing alongside the highs and lows of the greatest motorcycle races of all time.
In a white-knuckle ride through the twists and turns of Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing, Nick Harris provides a new, mostly eye-witness account of the history of MotoGP, the battles and feuds both on and off the track, the remarkable personalities and the great tragedies of the sport from 1949 to present day.
As a trusted insider, Nick got to know Valentino Rossi, Barry Sheene, Giacomo Agostini and Mike Hailwood as individuals. He saw feuds unfold, champions made and careers ended, and in Never Say Never, he shares the real stories behind the greatest legends of the sport. This is the book the motorcycling world has been waiting for.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- Nick is best known as a legendary television and radio commentator and presenter, presenting and commentating on the MotoGP World Championship for much of his career, attracting over 20 million viewers worldwide to each grand prix.
- When he announced his retirement in 2017, over 1.2 million fans tuned into his farewell video on Facebook, filmed with Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez.
- Harris has a dedicated following, with over 18k followers on Twitter @NickHarrisMedia.
Advanced copies will be available. Nick Harris is available for interviews and features.
Never Say Never by Nick Harris is published in Hardback by Virgin Books on 23rd May 2019. RRP: £20.00.
MEET NICK HARRIS IN LONDON AND MILTON KEYNES
Nick Harris will be signing copies of Never Say Never in London on Thursday and will be interviewed and signing books a week later in Milton Keynes.
For the Waterstones events – the Leadenhall Market event in London on 23rd May is a lunchtime book signing at 12:30, which is non-ticketed. More information here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/never-say-never-meet-nick-harris-at-waterstones-leadenhall-market/london-leadenhall-market
The event in Milton Keynes on 30th May is a Q&A with their events organiser Nikki Bloomer, and this one is ticketed (£3 redeemable again the price of the book). Tickets are available here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/in-conversation-with-nick-harris/milton-keynes-midsummer-place