McRae star trib­ute

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

Thir­teen World Rally Cham­pi­ons will mark the 10th an­niver­sary of Colin McRae’s death.

Leg­ends from every era of the WRC era will join to­gether to re­mem­ber McRae – who died in 2007 aged 39 – at his­toric rally event Ral­lyle­gend in San Marino. Each cham­pion will be re­u­nited with a car iden­ti­cal car to the one in which they won their ti­tle.

Driv­ers will in­clude Walter Röhl, Juha Kankkunen, and Miki Bi­a­sion.

Plan­ning for the event be­gan three years ago when or­gan­is­ers con­tacted Luis Moya to help them put to­gether a star-stud­ded event.

Moya says: ‘I im­me­di­ately ac­ti­vated the World Rally Club, where I have many friends, and the ac­cep­tance of the cham­pi­ons I con­tacted was im­me­di­ate and warm. It will be a unique event.’

Vito Piarulli, Ral­lyle­gend gen­eral man­ager, says: ‘We wanted to give Colin a big trib­ute. When we had the same idea as Moya, al­most at the same time we liked it right away.’

Ral­lyle­gend will re­mem­ber Colin McRae on its classic spe­cial stage on 22 Oc­to­ber. There will be a pa­rade of all the cars driven by the Scot­tish cham­pion in the var­i­ous World Rally Cham­pi­onships. The pa­rade will be opened by Colin’s brother – and fel­low rally driver – Alis­ter McRae, with Derek Ringer as co-driver.


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