The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) was struck by tragedy as they have lost Jamal Kirby Brathwaite, a prominent personality in the world of motorsport.
Jamal, widely known as “Kirby,” was beyond an accomplished competitor. He was also a dedicated member of the BRC’s Committee of Management for more than a decade.
Jamal Brathwaite obituary, cause of death
Jamal Brathwaite perished in a fatal road accident in the United States, leaving a void in the hearts of his family, friends and fans.
Reacting to the unfortunate death of Jamal Brathwaite, Neil Corbin, the Chairman of the BRC said;
“The motorsport community has lost a great man,” Corbin said. Kirby Brathwaite’s achievements spanned various categories within the BRC, showcasing his extraordinary versatility as a racer.”
Jamal Brathwaite achieved a great deal of success, including championships across all of the BRC’s disciplines. Some of his recognitions are the MudDogs Novice Driver Champion in 2004, Novice Navigator Champion in 2005, and a shared Autocross Champion title in 2010.
Jamal Brathwaite’s career in motorsport started under the guidance of the ‘Chicken Pen,’ an informal organization headed by Norman Catwell, prominent for grooming amateurs to the sport.
Jamal Brathwaite extended his career to class championships in Modified 6 and M7, where he drove the Mitsubishi Colt and Honda Civic. Jamal also achieved class victories in Rally Barbados. His legacy will always be remembered.