Fans of Grand Prix roadracing have called the era of the late 1980s and early 1990s, with its no-holds-barred battles between Doohan, Lawson, Kocinski, Rainey and Schwantz on 500cc two-strokes, the "Golden Age of Grand Prix Racing." Not so fast, says Julian Ryder, British Eurosport's MotoGP television commentator and author of MotoGP In Camera: The Official Portrait of the 990cc Era ($50). This 256-page hardbound volume documents the 2002–2006 seasons through the lenses of the sport's finest photographers. Ryder selected the photos and wrote the accompanying commentary. In the foreword, Nicky Hayden, 2006 MotoGP world champion, notes, "I loved the 990s because they were very physically demanding bikes and suited my riding style. It wasn't always hard to do a single fast lap, but to handle one of these beasts for 30 laps at race pace definitely separated the riders." Glorious.