MotoGP, In memory of Gary McLaren: the funeral and a fund in his honor

Last week a member of the MotoGP family lost his life.Here are the details of his funeral and a link to a memorial fundraising page in honour of Gary


Last week a member of the MotoGP family, Gary McLaren, lost his life in Thailand.

Gary's parents have published this brief note. Here is the link for the fundraising.

We have set-up this fundraising page in honour of our beloved son Gary McLaren who was tragically killed in Thailand as he was participating in the New Year celebrations.

Gary was a devoted son and an attentive, loving and caring brother to Paul - our other son who suffers with Cerebral Palsy.  He has sadly been taken away from us in the cruellest of ways and now we would like to give something back in his honour to a very worthwhile and deserving charity.

Gary had been a member of the MotoGP paddock for many years and from stories and tributes we have heard since his death, he was a very popular, friendly and humorous person in an extremely demanding arena, as well as being a conscientious, hard-working and loyal member of the teams he worked for, which included Team Roberts, Suzuki and IRTA (International Road racing Teams Association). Through his work in the paddock, Gary became a supporter of the MotoGP charity ‘Two Wheels For Life’ ( and regularly donated to this worthy cause. With this in mind we would kindly ask you to give something in Gary’s honour so that the charity can continue its
fantastic work.

Gary’s funeral details are below, anyone is welcome to attend and we request you to come dressed how you feel comfortable, as we are sure Gary would not have wanted a mournful affair, but more of a joyful and celebratory atmosphere that was befitting to how he lived his life.

Thank-you for your time and interest in our son during this distressing period and hopefully we can provide something that will mean his name will live on through the great work of ‘Two Wheels For Life’.

With sadness and gratitude

Susan and David McLaren


Funeral details:

Date and Time:

29-01-2020 at 13.00hrs


Edgar Newman Chapel

Kettering Crematorium

East Lodge

Rothwell Road



NN16 8XE


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