Steve Parrish

Motorsport Commentator & Former Motorcycle Racer

A legendary former motorcycle and truck racer, Steve Parrish has enjoyed life in the fast lane. A notorious joker, Steve is a perfect motorsport speaker for any event in need of an interesting and entertaining personality to make an appearance.  A charming character, Parrish is a highly desirable figure on the after dinner speaker circuit, engaging with guests and ensuring everyone has an enjoyable time.

Turning professional at the age of 22 in 1976, Parrish won the ACU Solo title for the British Motorcycle Championship, before partnering Barry Sheene on a Suzuki for the 1977 500cc World Championship. Returning to British based riding for 1978, Parrish won the title to become British champion. Other wins for Steve included the Shell 500 title in 1979 and 1980, as well as a Superbike Title in 1981.  Steve’s consistent performances and ability to push his machine to the limit ensures his advice and tips he delivers as a motorsport speaker are invaluable.

Retiring from motorcycle racing in 1986, Parrish embarked on a duel career of managing an accomplished Yamaha factory team to claim three British Superbike Championships alongside a flourishing talent as a truck racing driver. Winning the 1987 British Open Truck Racing Championship, Parrish then went on to win both the European and British Truck Racing Championships in 1990. Steve held the British title for four years and the European title for a further three before finally reclaiming the European title one last time in 1996. Steve retired in 2002 as the most successful truck racing driver in history.

Thanks to Steve reputation as a joker, he soon began to attract media attention after retirement, turning his hand to commentary with Barry Nutley. Parrish has commentated on MotoGP, BTTC, Red Bull Air Races and World SuperBikes throughout his career, showing his breadth and depth of talent as a TV Presenter.

To book Steve Parrish as the motorsports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Steve is known to cover the following topics:

  • Motorsport Speaker
  • Peak Performance
  • Realising Ambitions
  • Motorcycling & Truck Racing