The first novel by Malcolm Cracknell, founding editor of Dailysportscar, the leading on-line magazine for GT and sportscar racing enthusiasts.
The book tells the story of the build-up and staging of the 1997 Le Mans 24 Hours from the viewpoint of Ryan Smith – Smithy to his friends – chief engineer and master engine-builder at Laser Strike Racing. Owned and managed by the mercurial Larry Payne, the privateer team is determined to take on the major manufacturers the world’s toughest endurance race … but it’s a harsh challenge. Rules may need to be bent and corners cut if the all-new Laser Strike GTR is to compete against the multi-million pound machines from the likes of Nissan, Porsche and McLaren.
The author describes the book as “faction”, because every far-fetched incident and scarcely credible tale is based on real-life events … genuine challenges that other teams and drivers have faced, and overcome, in the gruelling sport of motor racing. Nearly 200 pages of all-action storytelling is supported by an Appendix where Cracknell spills the beans on what really happened – the truth behind the fiction.
Large Format (128mm x 198mm)
Graphic illustrations, circuit plans and photos
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