Paul ‘The Surfer’ Bourne, one of Barbados’ legendary rally drivers has passed away.

Bourne, who had been ailing for some time with cancer, died on Wednesday.

He was known for his achievements in motorsports as a rally group champion driver and his contributions to the sports community in Barbados.

Bourne was a fan favorite and delighted racing fans across Barbados for over two decades. He was especially well known for his Ford Focus WRC07.

Bourne, who had several memorable battles with arch-rival Roger ‘The Sheriff’ Skeete, won the prestigious Rally Barbados on two occasions (2003, 2007), while also recording the most stage wins (60), spread across a decade.

2007 was a particularly good year for Bourne. He went five for five with wins at the Texas BRC Gravel Rally, Summer Nights Tarmac Sprint, Rally Barbados, Carnival Warm-up Tarmac and March Gravel Stages in his Subaru Impreza S5 WRC98.

He also won several other local rallies and represented Barbados across the region, most notably in Trinidad and Jamaica.

He was also an avid surfer.

Bourne leaves to mourn his wife and two children Ashley and Lance.

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