Thursday, September 20, 2007

Former World Rally Champion killed in helicopter accident

by Neil McDaid, Director of Product Development and Design

Colin McRae - Spring, 2007

Photo: Neil McDaid

This past weekend motor sport lost one of its true superstars, way before his time. Colin McRae, 39, along with his 5 year old son Johnny and two friends lost their lives in a helicopter accident near his home in Lanark, Scotland.

Colin was without question one of the most exciting drivers to ever drive a rally car. Fans would flock in the thousands to see McRae as he was a fierce competitor, often pushing himself and his machinery to the limit and sometimes beyond.

In 1995 Colin clinched the World Rally Championship in a Subaru. In his career on the WRC circuit he racked up an amazing 25 World Rally victories. Colin most recently competed in the 2007 X-Game rally along side Travis Pastrana.

Colin has left behind a void that will be hard to fill.

1 comment:

Nadine said...

Very sad, thanks Neil for posting, I had not heard...