Monday, May 04, 2009

Doctor Costa's new book!

I can't wait to get this (and if you don't know who Dr Costa is, you need to go out right now and rent the movie Faster - right now! You'll like it, it's narrated by Ewan MacGregor) --

Today, during a emotion-filled ceremony at Clinica Mobile in the Jerez paddock, I launched my new book Grand Prix College.

Many riders came to hold it, stroke it, make it feel welcome, appreciated and loved.

Valentino Rossi, who had helped me write the book preface, looked at the cover and commented, �My brother looks better than me�.
Andrea Dovizioso promised me that he�d read the chapter about him and horses during the night.
Jorge Lorenzo wanted to read his own words about fear, remembering all about that interview, one night when fear was knocking hard on the door of courage.
Loris Capirossi and Ingrid were moved by the mention of their young son Riccardo.
Dani Pedrosa saw his photo in the book and started to read the chapter about him while the Clinica Mobile physiotherapists treated his injured knee.
Roberto Locatelli read the pages about his terrible accident here at Jerez two years ago, telling how he was born to this world a second time.
Nicky Hayden, after celebrating the launch of the book with the other riders, continued treatment at the Clinica after his recent race crashes.
Andrea Iannone, Raffaele de Rosa, Chris Vermeulen, Bradley Smith, Danny Webb, Marc Marquez, Pol Espargaro and all the Rookie Cup �baby� riders smiled to the photographers from the Clinica truck steps to celebrate their book, their hospital and their home.

The book is available in Italian, English and Spanish: I�d like not just the children, but also their parents to read it and understand all that passionate young hearts can do to put the coldness of reason into perspective.

My feelings that came from hidden places inside me and guided me in writing this book can now mix with the feelings and emotions of those who read it.


  1. Whoa!

    "fear was knocking hard on the door of courage"

  2. Update for peeps asking about where to get this book: it can be ordered from the publisher. Ain't cheap though. Link:


  3. Is there a website written in english (or spanish)that sells this book?