Steve Parrish's Career
Steve Parrish must be the most versatile petrol head in the world, having started out driving motorcycles and cars around his father’s small farm at the age of 9.
Steve turned professional motor cycle racer in 1976 at the age of 22, joining Barry Sheene in the Suzuki GP team and subsequently taking 5th place in the 500cc World Championship in 1977. In 1978 and 1979 he clinched the British Motor Cycle Championships, and then in 1980 he joined Yamaha – winning many European and British races.
1984 saw the introduction of truck racing to the European circuits. Not to miss an opportunity, Steve joined Sheene, Brundle, Alan Jones, Stig Blomqvist and many more to try the big monsters for size and has since proven to be the most successful truck racer in history, taking 5 World titles.
He retired from two-wheel riding in 1986 and managed the UK Yamaha Superbike Team, taking three British titles.
In 1990, he joined the BBC as technical presenter and commentator for both British and World Motor Cycle Championships and on his spare weekends, of which there are few, he has raced in the Vauxhall Caterham Series – winning and regularly appearing on the podium.
Steve has worked for Sky Television as a studio guest for motorcycle racing programmes, and for Eurosport as a World Superbike commentator. Eurosport and Motors TV have also employed Steve for racing bike tests. 3 years commentating on the Red Bull Air Race Series. Barry Sheene book 'Barry' out now, sales have been extremely good. If you would like your book signed, get in touch with me.