I can't imagine my day-to-day writing about MotoGP without consulting the FIM MotoGP™ Red Book, or the MotoGP™ bible as we call it, Werner's excellent work that collects the data of the history of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, indispensable also for those who call themselves fans.
This is The book. For 25 years it has been my 'go to' for reference. Whilst information is available in a digital format now, I still love the turn of the page and the feel of our 'racing bible'. It's our racing history in the palm of your hand.
A 'Must' in my GP suitcase. The place to go to respond any questions. It always has the right answer! Going through its pages is diving into racing history. An essential tool for any journalist and MotoGP™ lover. I don't know what we would do without it!
The MotoGP™ red book is a must in the backpack of any journalist who follows the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship. An exciting trip to the past and to historic GPs such as on the Isle of Man, in Spa, Monza or Montjuïc. In the digital age of access to information on Internet, the value of a book and of touching the data with the tips of your fingers is priceless...
No matter how good the human memory this guide is always better.
Werner's work is an indispensable tool for those who want to complete their Grand Prix knowledge. What he accomplished over all these years makes it an exceptional publication called the bible. It holds a leading position when it comes to statistics compilation. No matter where I am, it keeps being within easy reach.
It doesn't matter which language you understand. What you can find in this book is the collection of numbers, rankings, lap times, years, names, etc. And, history is always the accumulation of those simple facts. In other words, with the FIM MotoGP™ Results Guide, you have a huge and the best database of GP history in your hand.
In the press room at GPs we call this book 'The Bible'. It is a wonderful creation, without which my job would be much, much harder. It's a real treasure trove! I am sure it will continue to be the most used book on my bookshelves, just as it has been for the last 20 years or so! That's how essential it is.
An incredible job. This guide has been and is for me a kind of bible that is always on my side when I have doubts about figures, facts or names.
Every journalist following the Grand Prix races keeps this guide on his table in the press room. It gives you the right answer to any question, so... if you are a race fan, you will enjoy it, because it takes you on a long trip, telling the story of the World Championship through the numbers.
More than 20 years ago, thanks to the late Maurice Büla, I was fortunate to discover the importance of maintaining archives. I have now rediscovered this experience with the FIM MotoGP™ Results Guide.
Werner's essential guide contains all the power of racing's heritage, and puts it at your fingertips. I'm frequently inspired by its contents; I'd often be lost without it.
What would we do without it? In the web and digital archive age, Werner Haefliger's small red book remains the absolute reference to be kept in a prominent position on any good sports journalist's bookshelf. What would we be without it? I do not dare asking myself the question.
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The complete and detailed point-winning results and statistics for MotoGP™ professionals are now available to all Motorcycle Grand Prix racing fans.
The FIM MotoGP™ Results Guide is a unique encyclopedia of the most prestigious motorcycle championship in the world. The 2023 edition of the FIM MotoGP™ Results Guide tells the story of 74 years of the FIM World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP™) since its inception in 1949.
The FIM MotoGP™ Results Guide is widely regarded as “the bible” of MotoGP™ by professionals, journalists and commentators who have, for 20 years, enjoyed exclusive access to the Guide since its launch in 1987.
This essential reference on Motorcycle Grand Prix racing is being made available to all passionate fans and followers of the sport.
Its contents include detailed and complete point-winning results and statistics of all FIM Grand Prix races for the 125cc/Moto3™, 250cc/Moto2™ and 500cc/MotoGP™ categories and a summary of consolidated data for all categories, including those no longer running (50cc, 80cc, 350cc).
The FIM MotoGP™ Results Guide is designed to be simple and easy to use, and is illustrated with reproductions of watercolor paintings of FIM 125cc/Moto3™, 250cc/Moto2™ and 500cc/MotoGP™ World Champions.
The Swiss author, Werner Haefliger, has been awarded with international distinctions for his work on the FIM MotoGP™ Results Guide, among them the FIM Motorcycling Merit Diploma in 2007.
Using premium quality FSC paper, the FIM MotoGP™ Results Guide is printed and bound by Royal Jongbloed in The Netherlands, a worldwide leader in the area of light weight paper printing and binding.
The FIM MotoGP™ Results Guide is shipped by DHL, global market leader in the logistics industry, ensuring fast and efficient delivery throughout the world.
Softback, 170x110mm, 2,220 pages
Publishing date: end of March 2023
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