Jack Sears (1930 – 2016)
British Touring Car Championship icon Jack Sears is to be laid to rest today in Norfolk following his passing last week.
‘Gentleman Jack’ has been a popular and important part of the BTCC right throughout its near 60 year history, having seen it evolve from the British Saloon Car Championship which he won in its inaugural year of 1958 and again in 1963.
In recent seasons MSA British Touring Car Championship rookies have challenged for the ‘Jack Sears Trophy’, with which Jack helped to nurture and support the next crop of BTCC stars.
The entire British Touring Car Championship community paused this past weekend at Knockhill for a minute’s silence to mark the passing of the series’ inaugural champion.
Everyone in the BTCC sends their condolences, thoughts and prayers to Jack’s family and friends.