British racing driver Chelmsford, Essex native Dan Kirby has sadly and unexpectedly passed away, leaving behind the racing community in deep sadness and grief.
On September 19, 2023, it was announced that Dan Kirby had passed away. His involvement in motorsports and active participation in the TCR-UK Touring Car Championship made him well known.
Cause of death:
The cause of his death isn’t known now, but some media sources have assumed that he committed suicide and cut off his life. However, this claim hasn’t been proven. We’re praying for his lovely daughters and his wife, Bethany Kirby.
The family will post details regarding the obituary and last rituals soon when they decide about them.
About Dan Kirby:
Dan Kirby was born in Chelmsford, Essex. He was a British racing driver who took part in the TCR-UK Touring Car Championship.
He began his tour of the touring cars as a member of Power Maxed Training. His 3rd place performance ended his second year of touring car racing, which was very successful due to his effort and talent.
Before dedicating himself exclusively to motorsport, Dan Kirby was the team owner and founder of Trade Price Cars Motorsport; his auto sales business grew through his venture.
Andy Wilmot wrote a tribute to Dan Kirby,
“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.”
Steven Pepperell shared,
“Today’s not so much of a good day losing my very good close friend, Dan Kirby.
I have known you for a very long time through Karl when you worked with Chris, and then you started your own business, Trade Price Cars. What a company that was!!,
Trusting me collecting your GTR from Alicante with Karl, then came the racing. I always said I’d help you and did just that, spinning the spanners with you competing in the BMW Compact Cup, the Ginetta Cup series, then on to the big boy formula BTCC, and other side events.
Out of work and all the racing, you were a proper family man with a lovely wife, Beth, and two amazing girls; when you needed advice with things and quiet little chats, you were there.
I am going to miss you. RIP, brother.”