Wayne Rainey is a retired American Grand Prix motorcycle road racer who was born in a racing family on October 23, 1960. The racer is best known for being the three-time 500cc World Championship winner and is admired by millions of fans for his smooth, calculating riding style. American bike racer Wayne Rainey is the member of the International Motor Sports Hall of Fame and also associated with the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. He is also popular for being the Daytona 200 winner. Rainey holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity background.
Wayne Rainey Family Background
Former American Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Wayne Rainey was born in a racer family and racing is in his blood. He was born to the parents Sandy and Ila Rainey and was one of three children. Rainey father who was a go-kart enthusiast used to work as a construction worker. Rainey was raised up in his homeland Downey, California, the United States of America.
Wayne Rainey began his racing career in his early 20’s by racing in the A.M.A. Grand National Championship. The series includes four distinct dirt tracks plus road races. He gained quick success in his career as he finished at the 13th rank in the Grand National season. In 1982, he was hired by Kawasaki to compete AMA Superbike Championship. After a year, took the leading role of a rider as his teammate Lawson moved to the Grand Prix circuit.
In 1984, Rainey grabs an offer from the Kenny Roberts Yamaha racing team. Being with the team, he rides in the 250cc class of the Grand Prix World Championship. Racer Wayne Rainey won the three consecutive 500cc crowns for Yamaha in the year 1990, 1991 and 1992. Being far from his house and hometown, he has achieved a big success in his career.
Wayne Rainey Crash and Paralyzed
Unfortunately, the bike racer Wayne Rainey suffered from a career ending crash leading him to be paralyzed in 1993 at the Italian Grand Prix in Misano. He broke his spine against the raked surface as he slid in a high speed over the gravel trap. The injury was so serious that made Rainey permanently paralyzed below the chest. Because of the crash, Rainey’s rival Schwantz got the title.
How much is Wayne Rainey Net worth?
The 56 years old former American Grand Pro Motorcycle road racer Wayne Rainey has a net worth of $200,000 dollars. He has to make a big loss on his wealth too because of the injury that leads him paralyzed chest down. There is no any significant change in his net worth as of 2017. We came to know that Wayne Rainey has a house in Los Angeles.
Wiki and Facts
Although he is retired but still, Wayne Rainey can influence and motivate people. His biography teaches not to lose hope and be lost no matter how hard times you are going on. You can find Rainey career progression detail in the Wikipedia page. Find him on Twitter @WayneyRainey60. He is not active on other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.