Former motocross commentator Murray Walker passes away

The voice synonymous with F1, Murray Walker, has sadly passed away at the age of 97.

The legendary motorsport personality also commentated on early scrambles races and even during the British motocross heyday of the 1980s when he covered the British championship for the BBC and interviewed 500 world champ, David Thorpe, as you can see in the video below. Murray always felt that motocross was the most exciting motorsport.

In a statement issued by the British Racing Drivers’ Club on Saturday evening, it was announced that Walker had died at the age of 97.

“It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of BRDC Associate member Murray Walker OBE,” the statement reads.

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“A friend, a true motorsport legend, the nation’s favourite commentator and a contagious smile. Murray will be sadly missed, his mark and voice will live on in motorsport and our hearts forever.

“We thank Murray for all he has done for our community. Sending our love and thoughts to Murray’s family and friends in this difficult time. RIP our friend.”

RIP Murray Walker.