'If you never give up, anything can happen' - Casey Stoner
Showing anything is possible when determination meets talent, two-time World MotoGP champion Casey Stoner shares his inspirational journey from Queensland toddler, with an extraordinary ability on a motorbike, to his decision to retire at twenty-seven with nothing left to prove.
For the first time, he tells of his early family life, the development of his riding skills and why his parents decided to sell everything and travel from Australia to Europe to chase the dream and support his aim to become World Champion when he was only fourteen years old.
As fearless with his opinions as he is on the racetrack, Casey includes all the highs and lows of his life so far: the real reason he left for Europe so young, his thoughts on racing as it stands today, the riders' hierarchy, the politics of racing, the importance of family, his battle with illness and why he decided to turn his back on a multimillion-dollar contract when he was still winning. And he will let us in on some of the new goals he has set for himself.
Pushing the Limits is a unique and remarkable account of self-sacrifice and determination to succeed against the odds, the inspiring story of a young Australian who took on the world on his terms, his way. . . and won.
About the author
Casey Stoner is a retired Australian professional motorcycle racer, and a two-time MotoGP World Champion, in 2007 and 2011.
Matthew Roberts is a sports journalist and television presenter with thirteen years of experience in the MotoGP paddock. Host of the BBC's live coverage of the series, he has also co-hosted the Super Bowl live coverage and reported for the BBC's football programmes, as well as presenting coverage of the famous Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) race for ITV. From 2001 to 2005 he became the recognised voice of MotoGP around the world thanks to his role as lead commentator on the live world feed, which was broadcast on networks around the world, including Fox Sports in Australia. A talented writer, he has also filed colour features on Spanish football for The Times newspaper and provides regular blogs and features for the BBC website, as well as a variety of other international print and online publications.