1986 – MG Metro 6R4, 8th

Motor Sport News - - Rally Gb Preview: Meeke -

“I’m so glad I got the chance to drive a proper Group B su­per­car on the RAC, even if it was just for one year. The car I drove was run by David Richards and Pro­drive with Roth­mans back­ing, it was a real beast of a thing to drive. I was back in it ear­lier this year at a Group B com­mem­o­ra­tion event at Shel­s­ley Walsh. As soon as I gave it some throt­tle away off the line the thing was dart­ing all over the road. It brought the mem­o­ries flood­ing back and made me think: ‘How the bloody hell did we drive these things?’ There was no hand­brake to slide the car, it re­ally was quite dif­fi­cult to drive. On the event it­self I was set­ting times the same as Pondy [Tony Pond, ARG fac­tory driver], but the thing that ham­pered me was be­ing on Dunlop tyres; I think we had six or seven punc­tures dur­ing the rally.”

Mcrae loved the chal­lenge of tam­ing beastly Group B Metro

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