Paul ‘The Surfer’ Bourne, one of Barbados’ legendary rally drivers has passed away.
Reports reaching Barbados TODAY are that Bourne, who had been ailing for some time with cancer, died on Wednesday.
He was a fan favourite and delighted racing fans across the island for over two decades, and 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.
He also won several other local rallies and represented Barbados across the region with distinction, most notably in Trinidad and Jamaica.
He was also an avid surfer.
Bourne leaves to mourn his wife Megan and children Ashley and Lance.