Steve is one of our brand ambassadors, and helped Movolytics design its telematics solution for motorcycles (MovoBike) in 2020.
Steve Parrish was born near Cambridge on 24 February 1953. He is a former motorcycle and truck racer who now commentates on motorsport for various British media channels.
Steve turned professional at the age of 22 in 1976, winning the ACU Solo title in the British Motor Cycle Championship. In the same year he became team mate to Barry Sheene on a Suzuki and competed in the 1977 500cc world championship. Parrish finished fifth in the 1977 500cc world championship, before returning to British-based riding to become the 1978 500cc British Champion. He also won the Shell 500 title in both 1979 and 1980, and a Superbike title in 1981.
After retiring from motorcycle racing in 1986, Parrish starting a successful truck racing career, winning the 1987 British Open Truck Racing Championship. Parrish took both the European and British Truck Racing championship titles in 1990, then held the British title for four years and retained the European title for three years driving for the BP-Mercedes Benz team. Parrish regained the prestigious European crown again in 1996 in Jarama. The most successful truck racer ever, he retired in 2002 at the age of 47 to hand over to Terry Rymer.
Away from television, Steve regularly tests vehicles and writes for racing magazines. He is also an expert witness for motor racing incidents helping establish the facts for those involved.