Mike Trimby Posthumously Inducted into MotoGP Hall of Fame

He was the founder and CEO of IRTA and will become the first non-rider to join the MotoGP Hall of Fame


Mike Trimby, who passed away last September, is going to be posthumously inducted into the MotoGP Hall of Fame, in a special ceremony at the British Grand Prix later this year.

In doing so, Trimby will become the first non-rider to be named a MotoGP Legend, and he’ll join the likes of Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood, Barry Sheene, and Valentino Rossi. MotoGP states that the move to give him MotoGP legend status is down to the hard work he, and the International Road Racing Teams Association he founded, did in helping to shape the sport.

He may never have raced in the premier class, but Trimby’s career began as a rider and mechanic, although MotoGP confirms that it wasn’t long before his exploits off the track began to garner attention, with the riders officially calling for Trimby to act as their representative in 1982. It was a few years later when this move was formalised and IRTA was set up with himself leading the way.

The press release goes on to add that he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a special ceremony at the British Grand Prix, Silverstone, in the first weekend of August 2024.

His widow, Irene Trimby, said:

“Mike would have been very honoured about receiving this prestigious award, and everyone who knew him knows he never would have expected it either. It’s wonderful for his work and legacy to be acknowledged in this way, although I’m sure he might also have been a little embarrassed to see us putting on a ceremony and giving him a trophy! It’s also something very special for me, for everyone who worked closely with him, and everyone who continues to miss him very much. Thank you very much.”

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