Three-time 500 cc GP World Champion and two-time American Motorcycle Association Superbike Champion Wayne Rainey will be honoured at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to be hosted on Saturday, October 17, in Orlando.
Currently the president of MotoAmerica, AMA and FIM North America, Rainey started racing at the age of 13 in the AMA District 37 slowly moving up the ranks towards becoming a more accomplished dirt track racer, but soon found a clear path in road racing early in his career. From here Rainey moved up the ranks starting from the Novice 250cc cc to racing with Kawasaki in the 1982 AMA Superbike Championship, eventually winning the championship in 1983. The next year, he moved to 250cc class Grand Prix racing with team Kenny Roberts Yamaha and eventually went on to win his first GP Championship title in 1990, followed by two more consecutive titles in 91 and 92. While he was on his way to win his fourth consecutive title in 1993, he suffered from a major crash that ended his career.
Rainey’s achievements will be honoured at the induction ceremony that will take place in conjunction with the American International Motorcycle Expo at the Orange County Convention Centre.