McRae: Memories of the master

McRae: Memories of the master

Sir Chris Hoy's BBC documentary about Colin McRae has brought Britain's first WRC champion to a new audience. In this article from 2012, David Evans shared his own memories of the legendary Scot

Sir Chris Hoy's BBC documentary about Colin McRae has brought a new audience to rallying and Britain's first world champion in the discipline. In this article from summer 2012, AUTOSPORT's rallying editor David Evans shares his own memories of the legendary McRae

The roads escape me. Windyhill and Ae ring bells. It doesn't matter. The day was about a man and his car. The woods were simply the stage on which he performed that day.

It was late summer in 1999 and Colin McRae had come home. And he'd come home in all his pomp, as the world's most expensive rally driver and star of Ford's television commercial. Most importantly, he'd brought his Ford Focus WRC with him. And he was taking it out to play the next day.

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