Motor racing man Norman Greenway dies

PUBLISHED: 13:21 31 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:17 02 July 2010

A motor racing commentator who became the “voice of Snetterton Circuit” has died at the age of 87.

A motor racing commentator who became the “voice of Snetterton Circuit” has died at the age of 87.

Tributes have been paid to Norman Greenway who spoke and wrote about his passion for motorsport for more than 40 years.

Mr Greenway, who was a former BBC radio Formula 1 broadcaster and commentator at the Snetterton race track for 27 years, died at his home in Scole, near Diss.

Motorsport commentating legend Murray Walker has paid tribute to Mr Greenway who worked for BBC Radio 2 in the 1970s and 1980s and interviewed some of the legendary F1 drivers. “I enjoyed Norman's ebullient personality over the years and much enjoyed his commentaries at countless meetings,” he said.

Mr Greenway began commentating at Brands Hatch in 1966 and commentated on the very first Formula Ford race. He later became the “voice of Snetterton” where he hung up his microphone in 1990.

His funeral will take place at the West Suffolk Crematorium at Bury St Edmunds at 3.45pm tomorrow. The 87-year-old's ashes are set to be scattered at the Brands Hatch circuit and discussions are already under way for a memorial trophy at Snetterton Circuit.

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