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Australian racing legend Bob Jane loses cancer battle aged 88

Legendary race car driver and tyre king Bob Jane dies aged 88 following a long battle with cancer

Australian racing legend Bob Jane has died aged 88 after losing his battle with prostate cancer.

The iconic businessman’s family confirmed Robert Frederick Jane died on Friday night, saying he was ‘surrounded by his loving family’.

‘It was our privilege to have had him as our dad, whom we loved and cherished. We will miss him deeply and he will forever be in our hearts,’ the family wrote in a statement.

‘Whilst dad was an Australian icon and champion of the community, most importantly to us he was our loving dad.’

Australian racing legend Bob Jane has died aged 88 after losing his battle with prostate cancer

Jane was synonymous with the Australian racing scene, pictured (centre) celebrating the launch of Bob Jane T-Marts in 2002 with racing legends Harry Firth and George Reynolds

Jane was synonymous with the Australian racing scene, pictured (centre) celebrating the launch of Bob Jane T-Marts in 2002 with racing legends Harry Firth and George Reynolds

Jane is synonymous with the Australian V8 Supercar racing scene, known for his tyre manufacturing brand.

He is a four-time winner of the Armstrong 500, the race that eventually became the Bathurst 1000, and a four-time Australian Touring Car Champion.

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