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Parrish Times

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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 roller-coaster ride of emotions in surely the most dangerous and exhilarating sporting arena there is. The first phase of Steve's life sees him in the 1970s competing for the world motorcycle championship with legendary teammate Barry Sheene on a Suzuki. Then, after retiring from motorcycle racing in 1986, Steve manages a successful Yamaha factory team to three British Superbike Championship titles and starts a successful truck racing career, taking both the European and British Truck Racing titles in 1990. He became the most successful truck racer ever, retiring in 2002. Steve also proved to be a natural commentator, first for BBC radio, then transferring to television with Sky, ITV and Eurosport. Against this backdrop of sporting triumph are the 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. It's a funny, hell-raising account of life - and death - in the fast lane that will keep readers enthralled to the end. Barry Sheene's final words to his best friend sum it up: 'Neither of us will die wondering.'  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 

©2018 Steve Parrish (P)2018 Orion Publishing Group

Narrator: Steve Parrish
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
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Steve Parrish

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Joining us in the Audible Studios is British champion bike and truck racer, team manager and TV commentator Steve Parrish to discuss his latest book, Parrish Times: My Life as a Racer.  With a multichampionship-winning career in motorcycle racing, team management and truck racing, Steve Parrish, who is also renowned for his practical jokes, published his autobiography, Parrish Times: My Life as a Racer in May 2018. Steve Parrish talks to us about writing his autobiography and his motorcycle career, driving a truck without a license and what he gets up to with his collection of emergency service vehicles.

©2018 Audible Ltd (P)2018 Audible Ltd

Narrator: Steve Parrish
Author: Holly Newson
Length: 14 mins
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