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Colin McRae

1968-08-05 (age 52)


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Colin McRae WRC documentary to be released

A special documentary marking 25 years since Colin McRae became the first British driver to win the World Rally title will be broadcast later this week.

Solberg recalls how he started gaming with Colin McRae

World Rally champion Petter Solberg has recalled his first experiences of the virtual world ahead of his participation in Sunday’s Virtual Race of Champions.

Can Meeke revive British interest in rallying?

After Kris Meeke took a long-awaited first World Rally Championship win in Argentina, Jamie Klein asks whether this could be the first step towards restoring rallying’s profile in the UK.

Paddon and Kennard fighting fit for WRC start in Sweden

Hayden Paddon and John Kennard, New Zealand’s most successful combination in world rallying, return to Hyundai Motorsport for a 12 event programme in 2015.

Another aspiring racer, another dream

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular way racers are trying to pave his own way in the cutthroat world of auto racing.

Colin McRae: It's been seven years already?

My brother Eddie pointed this out to me today and I was thrown aback at the realization that it's already been seven years since we lost Colin McRae.

Kris Meeke gets his first WRC podium

“I’ve never witnessed conditions like these at a rally."

British success in the Monte Carlo rally

Kris Meeke finishes third, making him the first British driver to finish on the podium in the World Rally Championship in over a decade

First WRC podium finish for Kris Meeke

After a Rallye Monte-Carlo contested in extreme conditions, the two DS3 WRCs of the Citroën Total Abu Dhabi World Rally Team finished third and fourth overall.

Citroën Racing opens its season at the Rallye Monte-Carlo

Citroën Racing gets its sporting season underway at the Rallye Monte-Carlo, the first round of the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship.

Autosport International: Best of British on centre stage

Max Chilton was confirmed for his second season in F1 alongside his 2013 Marussia racer on the F1 Racing Grid.

Petter Solberg launches an all-Norwegian rallycross ‘dream team’

Petter Soldberg World Rallycross Team brings an all-Norwegian dream team together to contest 2014 Fia World Rallycross Championship.

Elfyn Evans joins M-Sport for 2014

Welsh wizard elevated to rallying’s elite.

Citroën announces 2014 drivers

Kris Meeke, Mads Østberg and Khalid Al Qassimi to compete for Citroën Racing in 2014

Duval/Kristensen/McNish World Champions with Audi

First World Champion’s title for each of the three drivers

Memories of a nine-time world champion…

It is difficult to single out only a few memories, Seb very willingly agreed to do just that…

Sébastien Ogier in ‘Historic’ run at Rallyday 2013

Sébastien Ogier led another star-studded line-up at Rallyday 2013 on Saturday (September 21) as Wiltshire’s Castle Combe Circuit played host to the UK’s Premier Rally Car Show for the thirteenth year in succession.

Top moments of 2012, #1: Sébastien Loeb's 9th consecutive championship

Sébastien Loeb and co-driver Daniel Elena will run a limited World Rally Championship schedule in 2013 as he plans his future endeavors in sports car and touring car events. With 9 titles, Loeb deserves the #1 spot in our 2012 top 20 moments.

Pastrana leads Dodge team to the X Games in Los Angeles

"For RallyCross, it’s the Super Bowl of our sport."

Paddon excited to start SWRC campaign on Swedish snow

Hayden Paddon Rallysport Global Ltd press release

Farewell to the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car

FORD BIDS FAREWELL TO RECORD-BREAKING FOCUS RS WORLD RALLY CAR CARDIFF, 11 November 2010 - Ford's world rally drivers from the last 12 years said an emotional farewell to the record-breaking Focus RS World Rally Car at a historic celebration event ...

Team UK recruits Nicky Grist

Team UK recruits Nicky Grist to lead development programme for co-drivers in 2011 The Motor Sports Association has confirmed that Nicky Grist, the former WRC co-driver, will join the Team UK project in 2011 to oversee the selection and ...

Wales Rally GB: Stobart preview

STOBART FOCUS ON STRONG FINISH IN WALES BRITAIN'S leading FIA World Rally Championship pairing of Matthew Wilson and Scott Martin will be flying the flag for Great Britain at their home event of Wales Rally GB next week. The iconic event ...

IRC: Rally of Scotland final leg summary

HANNINEN WINS 2010 RALLY OF SCOTLAND, WILKS AWARDED COLIN MCRAE 'HERO' TROPHY Finland's Juho Hanninen produced a champion's drive to see off the opposition and win the 2010 RACMSA Rally of Scotland this afternoon (Sunday), although there was drama ...

IRC: Peugeot Rally of Scotland preview

A home win at last for Kris Meeke? The 2009 champion Kris Meeke knows he will not win the IRC title for a second time this year, yet he remains one of the fastest drivers around, if not the fastest of the current S2000 runners. This weekend, at ...

MINI WRC Paris motor show unvieling

Clear the decks for the new MINI WRC Paris. Visitors to the 2010 Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris (FR) can look forward to a special treat: The new MINI WRC, which will contest the FIA World Rally Championship from 2011, will receive its ...

Yorkshire: Series event summary

Evans wins rally; Cronin retains BRC title There were two winners from this weekend's International Rally Yorkshire: Gwyndaf Evans/Claire Mole took overall honours on the Scarborough-based gravel event, but Keith Cronin took his second ...

IRC: Ypres Rally final summary

The reign of Freddy VI We saw it coming, this sixth victory of Freddy Loix in the GEKO Ypres Rally. But rallying isn't exactly an exact science and anything could go wrong... It was clear from the stage one that Freddy Loix did not come to ...

Stobart interview with Per-Gunnar Andersson

P-G Tips Stobart to Perform in Bulgaria Ahead of his debut for the Cumbria-based Stobart M-Sport Ford Rally Team at Rally Bulgaria next month, Sweden's Per-Gunnar Andersson took time out of his busy schedule during a visit to team headquarters at ...

Croft: Team sunshine.co.uk event summary

SUNSHINE.CO.UK TAKES SECOND INDEPENDENT VICTORY Team sunshine.co.uk with Tech-Speed Motorsport has secured its second Independents victory of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship season, although a third podium finish of the year proved ...

IRC: Rally of Scotland news 2010-06-10

2010 RACMSA RALLY OF SCOTLAND: BUILDING ON 2009 SUCCESS INTO THE FUTURE The 2010 Royal Automobile Club Motor Sport Association Rally of Scotland (15-17 October) once again will feature the UK's round of the 2010 Intercontinental Rally Challenge ...

Scottish Borders: Hankook preview

Hankook supports 2009 Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) Junior Winner in 2010 British Rally Championship (BRC) John MacCrone steps up to the BRC stage with generous assistance from tyre giant, Hankook UK, May 24 2010 -- Rising rally star John ...

Rally New Zealand: Ford sets new WRC victory record

FORD SETS NEW WRC VICTORY RECORD AFTER LATVALA WINS IN NEW ZEALAND AUCKLAND, 9 MAY 2010 - Ford Motor Company today became the most successful manufacturer in the history of the FIA World Rally Championship after Jari- Matti Latvala and Miikka ...

Rally New Zealand: Event preview

Milestones noted as Rally New Zealand ready to start The world's top rally drivers are looking forward to tackling the best rally roads in the world on this weekend's Rally New Zealand, Round 5 of the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship ...

Targa Tasmania: Skoda preview

Skoda's Targa entry is "Simply Clever" In a further boost to Targa Tasmania, the European manufacturer Skoda has announced that it will make its debut in the event later this month with the entry of an Octavia RS wagon in the tarmac marathon. To ...

McRae Vision to attend Rally Show at Chatsworth

'COLIN MCRAE DRIVER OF THE RALLY SHOW' AT CHATSWORTH McRae Vision, the charity set up in the aftermath of Colin's tragic accident in 2007, will be attending The Kick Energy-sponsored Rally Show at Chatsworth over the weekend of 5/6th ...

Series focus, day 11

Alone in the desert Seven at the start, two on the rest day, but how many at the end? The competitors who decided to take part in a single place McRae buggy have not had an easy task on the Dakar 2010. Striking, clean, smiling and ambitious, ...

Colin McRae voted the all-time motorsport hero

COLIN McRAE IS VOTED GREATEST MOTORSPORT HERO Rally legend Colin McRae has been voted as the all-time greatest motorsport hero by readers of weekly newspaper Motorsport News. McRae, who won the World Rally Championship for Subaru in 1995, topped ...

ROC: Beijing to host 2009 Race of Champions

The Race Of Champions Moves To Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium - The Race of Champions 2009 to become first international sports event to take place in China's national stadium since 2008 Olympic Games - Event date moved to early November, ...

Van der Zande nominated for Autosport award

Van der Zande nominated for Autosport award Renger van der Zande has been nominated for a prestigious Autosport Award. Thanks to some great performances in British F3 he has been nominated in the National Driver of the Year Category alongside ...

SBRS: Team USA Scholarship winners news 2009-10-25

Team USA Drivers De Phillippi and Smrz Enjoying Their European Adventure Oxford, England (October 25, 2009) - A week has passed since Team USA Scholarship winners Connor De Phillippi and Brett Smrz made their impressive European racing debuts in ...

Subaru Rally Team USA news 2009-09-30

Ken Block Returns to Scotland for the 2009 Colin McRae Forest Stages (September 30, 2009) Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block and his co-driver Alex Gelsomino will participate once again in the 2009 Colin McRae Forest Stages in Scotland this ...

Malcolm Wilson awarded Officer of the British Empire

FORD RALLY TEAM BOSS RECOGNISED IN THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS LIST COLOGNE, GERMANY, June 13, 2009 - Ford's world rally team director Malcolm Wilson was today named in The Queen's Birthday Honours list. Wilson was admitted to the Order of the ...

Isle of Man: Team Revolution preview

Team Revolution ready for Round Four Team Revolution Wheels are eagerly looking forward to the forthcoming Isle of Man International Rally after both drivers impressed on their recent tarmac outings, with Euan Thorburn taking the Pirelli Star ...

Race of Champions 2009-09-10

Triple World Touring Car Champion Priaulx Confirmed For 2009 Race Of Champions * -Priaulx joins F1 World Championship leader Jenson Button to race for Team Autosport Great Britain * -Two-time ROC semi-finalist going for outright glory in ...

Scottish Borders: Jim Clark Rally preview

Jim Clark Rally Ready to Run The biggest motorsport event to hit Scotland kicks off tomorrow (Friday) as the Jim Clark Rally 2009 gets underway. The 39th Jim Clark Rally will feature around 300 cars competing over Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th ...

Scottish Borders: Series preview

BRC's top ten ready for Jim Clark asphalt After two nail biting rounds on gravel, the MSA British Rally Championship moves to asphalt for the first time on the Jim Clark International Rally, which takes place on the Friday and Saturday of ...

The Rally Show at Chatsworth newsletter 2009-05-13

MEEKE BUT NOT MILD - IRC LEADER TO DRIVE AT RALLY SHOW - THE IRISH ARE COMING! It has been confirmed by Peugeot GB that their driver and current leader of the FIA Intercontinental Rally Challenge, Kris Meeke will be coming to The Rally Show at ...

Rally Portugal: Prodrive turns 25

Prodrive turns 25 at Rally Portugal When Marcus Gronholm drives over the start ramp for Rally Portugal today, it will be 25 years since Prodrive first competed at the 1984 Qatar Rally. Then, a Prodrive-prepared Porsche 911 SC RS, driven by Saeed ...

Subaru to withdraw from WRC

Subaru has announced its decision to withdraw from the 2009 World Rally Championship. This sudden decision was in response to the widespread economic downturn that is affecting the entire automotive industry, and follows Suzuki's withdrawal ...