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Colin McRae

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Full Name: Colin Steele McRae, MBE
Born: 5 August 1968
Died: 15 September 2007

Son of son of five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae and 1995 World Rally Championship Champion.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Colin McRae page on 27 April 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Colin Steele McRae, MBE was a Scottish rally driver, born in Lanark. The son of five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae and brother of rally driver Alister McRae, Colin McRae was the 1991 and 1992 British Rally Champion and, in 1995 became the first British person and the youngest to win the World Rally Championship Drivers' title, a record he still holds.

McRae's outstanding performance with the Subaru World Rally Team enabled the team to win the World Rally Championship Constructors' title three times in succession in 1995, 1996 and 1997. After a four-year spell with the Ford Motor Co. team, which saw McRae win nine events, he moved to Citro├źn World Rally Team in 2003 where, despite not winning an event, he helped them win the first of their three consecutive manufacturers' titles. He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to motorsport in 1996.

McRae died in 2007 when he crashed his helicopter near his home. The accident also killed his son and two family friends. In November 2008 he was posthumously inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.


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1996 Subaru Impreza Colin McRae Tribute Car 1996 Subaru Impreza Colin McRae Tribute Car
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
16 September 2007Colin McRae feared dead in helicopter crashWikinews
16 September 2007Tragedia nel mondo del rally: muore Colin McRae Wikinotizie
17 September 2007Colin McRae ist tot Wikinews
20 September 2007Subaru Says Goodbye To Rally Superstar McRaeAnthony Fontanelle


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