Vale Mike Trimby

The MotoGP paddock was in mourning on Saturday after it was confirmed the founder and CEO of IRTA (International Racing Teams Association) Mike Trimby, had passed away at the age of 74.

Trimby was present in the Misano paddock for the San Marino GP, taking minutes on a meeting of the Grand Prix Commission as recently as Friday before he died later that evening.

Having begun his working life as a rider and mechanic of some repute, the Englishman was a continual presence in the Grand Prix paddock in the 1970s before his name was put forward by the top Grand Prix riders of the time to formally represent them in 1982. IRTA was then founded – and fronted – by Mike in 1986.

Mike Trimby spent much of his life in the Grand Prix paddock campaigning for a better deal for riders and teams.

In this position he and wife Irene were fe

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