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Motor-sport icon Hilary Jardine passes

Published:Tuesday | October 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer -

The Caribbean racing fraternity is mourning the passing of another stalwart, as Hilary Jardine passed away at the age of 91.

The former president of the Jamaica Race Drivers Association, Jardine, died on Sunday, and this follows the passing of Rally Jamaica organiser Larry Henriques, who passed away in August.

Jardine, who was born in Guyana and was affectionately known as 'Sir Hilary', served Jamaican motor sport for several decades. He was one of the founding members of the British Guiana Motorcycle Club in 1955 and, in the 1960s, he revived the motorcycle club in Trinidad and Tobago.

Jardine, who lived in Jamaica since 1969, founded and served as president of the Jamaica Motor Racing Association during the 1970s. He served as president of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club from 2006 to 2011. In recognition of his contribution to sport, the Government of Jamaica awarded Hilary Jardine the Order of Distinction in 2009.