Jacky Ickx is probably one of the most versatile race drivers ever. Everybody knows about the successes he scored in sports car racing, Formula 1, and even off-road in the Paris-Dakar Rally. Few knew about his first steps in motorsport on a trial bike or his exploits in hill climbs. The career of Jacky Ickx spans nearly 40 years, and the effort to research the complete racing history must have been tremendous. With “Jacky Ickx – his authorised competition history”, the author Jon Saltinstall brings an absolute masterpiece to all motorsport enthusiasts.
“Jacky Ickx – his authorised competition history” is an exhaustively researched biography, that has been written with the full co-operation and support of Jacky Ickx himself. It documents each and every race, 573 to be exact, contested by Jacky Ickx. The detailed record of the complete race career of Jacky Ickx is supported by over 900 pictures, many of them never published before.
After reading the draft of “Jacky Ickx – his authorised competition history”, Mr. Le Mans in person said : ‘this isn’t a typical biography. It’s a true encyclopedia about my racing career. I searched my memory to make sure everything was as accurate as possible. I didn’t have to change a thing. Jon Saltinstall’s research was impeccable.’ So what leaves us to say? Who are we to argue on this ? We come to the same conclusion : this is a biography of an exceptional depth. And there is no way around. “Jacky Ickx – his authorised competition history”, published by Evro Publishing, should be in the library of any motorsport enthusiast. Period.
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