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Here is the compelling story of the author’s life in motor racing, providing fascinating insight into crashes involving many famous racers and circuits. The book begins with a vivid description of Alex Zanardi’s crash in Germany in 2001, and from there the author reflects on his career with many tragic, funny, interesting stories. The book also provides an important history of the evolution of motor sport safety from the perspective of a physician who was instrumental in many safety measures and regulations. A gripping read for all fans of motor racing.
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Dr. Stephen Olvey is Medical Director of the new Grand Prix Masters series. Prior to this he was Medical Director for Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) in the USA, having served in that position from 1978 to 2003. In this capacity he helped save Alex Zanardi’s life – hence Alex’s foreword to the book.
Road and Track, May 2007
“Dr. Stephen Olvey, along with Dr. Terry Trammel saved Alex Zanardi’s life at the Lausitzring in 2001 and the gripping account at the start of Rapid Response is reason enough to buy this book.”
Road Record (UK), Aug. 25, 2006
“A fascinating insight into motorsport safety.”
Speedtv.com, November 2006
“Before you even open Rapid Response I defy you to put it down ... Olvey is a gifted writer, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously ... Rapid Response gets my highest rating...5 out of 5 lug nuts.”
Saturday Star (CAN), Dec. 9, 2006
“The coming year’s best-seller in motorsports books is bound to be Rapid Response.”
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