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Parrish Times: My Life as a Racer

Steve Parrish

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Autobiography: sport, Motorcycle racing

The rip-roaring autobiography of Steve Parrish, champion motorcyclist, truck racer and motorsport commentator.

Champion motorcyclist and truck racer, television presenter, practical joker or just plain survivor - Steve Parrish has been called them all. Parrish Times tracks his amazing journey over the last four decades, through a rollercoaster ride of emotions in surely the most dangerous and exhilarating sporting arena there is.

In the 1970s Steve was competing for the world motorcycle championship with legendary team mate Barry Sheene on a Suzuki. After retiring in 1986, Steve managed a successful Yamaha factory team to three British Superbike Championship titles and started a truck-racing career, becoming the most successful truck racer ever. He also proved to be a natural commentator, first for BBC radio, then transferring to television with Sky, ITV and Eurosport.

Against this backdrop are Steve's notorious pranks: posing as a medical doctor to allow John Hopkins to fly from Japan to the Australian GP; impersonating Barry Sheene in a qualifying session; owning a fire engine, a hearse, and an ambulance - parking it on double yellow lines with the doors open in visits to his local bank.

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Praise for Parrish Times: My Life as a Racer

  • From team-mate of Barry Sheene, to Superbike team manager and European and British Truck champion to race commentator, Steve Parrish is motorsport's jack of all trades. Parrish Times: My Life as a Racer is a fantastic look back at his career with some hilarious anecdotes. A great read for bikers and non-bikers alike - Daily Express

  • A tale of life in the fast lane, peppered with practical jokes and stunts - Boundless

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Steve Parrish

Steve Parrish rode with Barry Sheene for years and is still heavily involved in motorcycling.

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