Essex Motorsport racer Dan Kirby passed away

car racer Dan Kirby passed away

Dan Kirby, a British racer and a simracer colleague passed away suddenly. Read on to know more about the Chelmsford Essex, TCR UK Touring Car racer’s death.

What happened to Dan Kirby?

Essex Motorsport racer, Dan Kirby passed away suddenly on September 20, 2023. The news of Dan Kirby’s passing has left a void that can never be filled. He was not just a talented racer but a beloved member of our Motorsport family.

One of his friend, Andy Wilmot posted about his death on social media post saying,

A tragic loss of someone so close and dear to me who truly changed my life for the better and made many of my dreams come true, from achieving Business goals to being in BTCC.

A true friend, My supporter, Racing Team mate and business partner. Words can not express the sadness felt by everyone who knew and loved this amazing man. Dan Kirby . Forever Missed, Never Forgotten. Rest Peacefully. Thoughts and Prayers to your family.

Dan Kirby cause of death:

The motorsports community was mourning the untimely death of Essex-based racer, Dan Kirby. Dan’s exact cause of death was not known yet. But some unconfirmed sources say that he took his own life.

The precise Dan Kirby cause of death hasn’t been revealed by the family, yet. It is crucial that we show Dan’s grieving family and loved ones our utmost respect and compassion during this challenging time.

They are traveling through a terrible and incredibly personal period of loss, looking for consolation and healing when the time is right.

We may be sure that they will provide all pertinent information about the obituary, funeral plans, and memorial services when the time is appropriate. As soon as we find out more information, we’ll update this story.

Who was Dan Kirby?

Dan Kirby was a British racing driver who participated in the TCR-UK Touring Car Championship. He started his touring car career with Power Maxed Racing in 2020.

With five drivers still alive for the championship going into the last race weekend at Donington Park in 2021, Power Maxed Racing had nearly won the championship.

Dan finished third overall for the weekend, capping off an excellent second year in touring car racing. Dan was the founder and team principal of Trade Price Cars Racing, a branch of his auto sales company Trade Price Cars, before concentrating completely on his personal racing career.

The squad competed in the 2019 and 2020 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship seasons with two Audi S3s piloted by Jake Hill and Ex F1 and Lemans Winner Mark Blundell (2019), followed by Bobby Thompson and James Gornall (2020).

Dan Kirby Obituary:

Dan’s love for cars and racing wasn’t merely a passion; it was a way of life. Throughout his illustrious career, Kirby blazed a trail of victories on racetracks around the world.

His driving prowess and fearlessness behind the wheel earned him the admiration of fans and the respect of fellow racers. His commitment to the sport was unwavering, and he inspired generations of aspiring racers to pursue their dreams.

Dan leaves behind a legacy that extends far beyond his racing achievements. His dedication to the sport and his enduring legacy will continue to inspire racers and racing enthusiasts for years to come. Let’s celebrate the
incredible life he lived and the Legacy.

We honor Dan Kirby is a true racing Enthusiast who touched our lives and brought Joy to the World of Motorsport. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Bethany Kirby and his beautiful girls.

Condolences to Dan Kirby:

The news of Dan’s passing has understandably devastated his family and friends, and condolences have poured in from all over the neighborhood. Many people have expressed their sympathies and offered support to Dan’s loved ones on social media during this difficult time.

Genny Sapiro posted,

Some people come into your life and make a difference.
An amazing person, a beautiful soul and a loyal friend.
You left us too soon and will be forever in our hearts
Fly high with the Angels Dan Kirby

Neil Trotter posted,

I’m truly saddened by the news of Dan Kirby we first met in compact’s and dan picked me to be the one to beat.
We had some great clean racing.
He asked me recently to build a BTCC team with him and also asked me to be his engineer in TCR UK but I declined as racing in the uk was affecting my mental health.
He told me it wasn’t that bad but I told him it wasn’t for me.
Rest in peace Dan I’m sorry you couldn’t see another way out.
My heart goes out to his family and friends at this difficult time RIP Dan.

Peter Devlin posted,

Shocked to hear about a man that I have looked up to and had some great time and conversations with.
Dan Kirby is going to be missed by so many people.
My thoughts are with his wife Bethany Kirby and his beautiful girls.

Dickon Siddall posted,

Rest in Peace, Dan Kirby. Shocked to hear the news of Dan’s death. Sending sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Alex Goldschmidt posted,

Having heard about the sudden passing of Dan Kirby is still very much a shock to the system for us all. A great guy and wonderful character who will be sadly missed.
This was one of the moments I was there, when Jake Hill got TPC Racing’s first bit of silverware at Brands Hatch back at the first BTCC round of 2019. Even was able to chat with him for the first time in a while, when I was at TCR UK Croft earlier on this year.
My condolences and thoughts go out to his wife, family, friends and colleagues.


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