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Parrish Times (Reprint)

My Life as a Racer by Parrish, Steve Code: 55764 Format: Paperback / 240 pages Publication date: 12/05/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days Price: AU $22.99

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 Steves 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.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Publisher: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
Publication date: 12/05/2019
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 198mm X 129mm
Code: 55764

Steve Parrish provides commentary and analysis for ITVs week-long coverage of the Isle of Man TT. A qualified pilot, he is also a commentator for the Red Bull Air Race series for Channel 4. Away from television, he regularly tests various vehicles and racing machines, and is an expert witness for motor racing incidents. He has a regular back page in Fast Bikes and writes columns in other motorcycle magazines.