Colin McRae

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Date of Birth August 5, 1968
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Sep 15, 2007 (39)
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Colin McRae

Colin Steele McRae, was a British rally driver from Lanark, Scotland. The son of five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae and brother of rally driver Alister McRae, Colin McRae was the 1991 and 1992 British Rally Champion, and in 1995 became the first Scottish person and the youngest to win the World Rally Championship Drivers' title, a record he still holds. With 25 victories in the WRC, McRae previously held the record for the most wins in the series. McRae's outstanding performance with the Subaru World Rally Team enabled the team to win the World Rally Championship Constructors' title three times in succession in 1995, 1996 and 1997. After a four-year spell with the Ford Motor Co. team, which saw McRae win nine events, he moved to Citroën World Rally Team in 2003 where, despite not winning an event, he helped them win the first of their three consecutive manufacturers' titles. He was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to motorsport in 1996.

Born: August 05, 1968, Lanark, Scotland, UK
Died: September 15, 2007, Lanark, Scotland, UK
Active years: 1987–2003, 2005–2006
Co-driver: Derek Ringer, Nicky Grist
Teams: Subaru, Citroën, Ford, Škoda
Rallies: 146
Championships: 1 (1995)
Rally wins: 25
Podiums: 42
Stage wins: 477
Total points: 626
First rally: 1987 Swedish Rally
First win: 1993 Rally New Zealand
Last win: 2002 Safari Rally
Last rally: 2006 Rally of Turkey

About Colin McRae

Former Scottish rally driver who won the World Rally Championship in 1995.

Before Fame

He started racing trial bikes as a teen, before joining the World Rally Championship series in 1987.

Achievement

He tragically died in a helicopter crash in 2007.

Family Life

He had two children, Hollie and Johnny, with his wife Alison.

Associations

His younger brother Alister McRae also became a professional rally driver.

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