I have been a lifelong motorsport fan, and found Dark Horse a truly gripping read.
I well remember the racing in the 1980’s but people forget just how dangerous it could be and also how fast the Group C sports cars were, each lap reaching 230mph down the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans.
The book is well written with a brilliant account in chapter 29 of a Lap of the Nurburgring, all 13 miles of it, making you feel like you were travelling in the race car too.
What also marks the book apart is the insight into how a small race team raised funds and does deals to keep racing on a very small budget. Real genius.
The characters and scrapes they go through, jump for the page. Early life and school days make you realise how times and attitudes have changed.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough.