Stealing Speed The Biggest Spy Scandal In Motorsport History


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"This is the compelling story of how one
of JapanÆs biggest motorcycle
manufacturers stole a Nazi rocket
scientistÆs engine secrets from behind
the Iron Curtain to conquer the world. In
1961, with the Cold War at its height,
East German motorcycle manufacturer
MZ was using World War II rocket
technology to win Grands Prix, only for
rider Ernst Degner to defect and sell the
secrets to Suzuki, while his wife and
children were drugged and smuggled
through the Berlin Wall. The following
year Suzuki and Degner made history by
winning the world title.
æA pretty rollicking readÆ
James May, Daily Telegraph
æThe best bike racing book IÆve read
in yearsÆ Performance Bikes
Hardback, 234 x 156mm, 224pp
35 b&w illustrations



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