Quite possibly the best book you’ll ever read about ’80s motocross, ‘The Inside Line: Racing the 500cc World Motocross Championship’ is now back on sale after the initial print run was snapped up in record time.

Written by former top-flight racer Rob Andrews, the book gives readers a fly-on-the-wall look at the ins and outs of racing 500GPs during the golden era of the sport when men were men and the weapons of choice were five-tonner two-strokes.

Launched in February, The Inside Line was an immediate success with critics and MX fans and Rob has now produced a second edition to keep up with demand.


The book traces Rob’s career from his formative years all the way through to his factory Kawasaki ride, his place on the 1985 British Motocross of Nations team and the fleeting glory of – for one glorious week – lying joint second in the 500cc world championship.

The end result is a massively-entertaining, hugely-informative 416 pages detailing exactly what life was like as a member of the GP circus in the days when start and prize money meant riders didn’t need big bucks to earn a place behind the gate.

Litho-printed on the finest silk art paper, The Inside Line is illustrated with nearly 400 images from some of the sport’s most acclaimed photographers and is available, priced at £40 plus postage, from www.theinsidelinebook.com