Balancing rallying's thrills and spills

Balancing rallying's thrills and spills

In a bleak week for rallying, David Evans – who advocates risks and excitement as much as anyone – reminds us that keeping a perspective on safety is key to the sport's survival

What's a good age to die? There's really not one, is there? You don't need to answer that. One thing is for sure, it's certainly not 50. Thirty-nine's not much better and 20 would be a tragedy. Rally people of each of those ages have passed away in the past shocking week in our sport.

The biggest shock to British and Irish fans was the terrible news that Rory Galligan finally lost his battle to the same long-term illness that robbed him of his Mitsubishi Motors UK seat part-way through the 2006 British Rally Championship.

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