Fans voted Colin McRae as their greatest motorsport hero in a Motorsport News poll
16 December 2009

Colin McRae has been voted as the all-time greatest motorsport hero in a Motorsport News poll.

McRae topped the list in a poll run by Autocar’s sister magazine, Motorsport News, to find its readers' top 100 motorsport heroes. The popular Scot finished ahead of Ayrton Senna and Jim Clark.

McRae’s father, Jim, himself a rally legend, said he was honoured his son had topped the poll.

“I don’t think he realised how many followers he had. Colin was very respected and had big support,” he said. “It really is great news and takes your breath away when you realise the names who were behind him in the poll.”

McRae was WRC champion in 1995 for Subaru and also competed for Ford, Citroen and Skoda works teams. He won 25 world rallies before being killed in a helicopter accident in 2007.

Current Formula One world champion Jenson Button finished 43rd, while Lewis Hamilton was 25th.

In a similar poll run by Motorsport News 10 years ago, McRae finished fourth behind Senna, Clark and Nigel Mansell.

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16 December 2009

Sadly missed fondly remembered - never lift colin !!!!

17 December 2009

[quote Autocar]Colin McRae has been voted as the all-time greatest motorsport hero in a Motorsport News poll.
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Presume "Playstation" had some influence on the result.

Never actually saw Colin in action ( though I saw his Dad ) but he was pretty awesome.

17 December 2009

Mcrae: a f***ing legend!

still not over his death. brillant driver, really showed people what is wrc is all about; nutters driving nutter cars!

up here in scotland, we had a rally dedcaded to him and there was a MASSIVE turnout.

can't wait to see his scooby in the new transport museum.

Colin mcrae is my idol and once again: mcrae: a f***ing legend!

17 December 2009

[quote Uncle Mellow]

[quote Autocar]Colin McRae has been voted as the all-time greatest motorsport hero in a Motorsport News poll.
[/quote]

Presume "Playstation" had some influence on the result.

Never actually saw Colin in action ( though I saw his Dad ) but he was pretty awesome.

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i'm sorry! that is the biggest load of sh*t i have ever heard! Colin never needed the extra pubislity of a playstation game, this man is a rallying legend. youtube him for god sake!

17 December 2009

Colin Mcrae: "if in doubt, flat out!"

17 December 2009

[quote RallyeSport Guy]youtube him for god sake![/quote]

Youtube will only show me video of Colin , and I have watched him on the TV for years . BUT I HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN HIM the way I have seen Graham Hill , Jimmy McCrae , Stirling Moss ,etc , a few feet away from me.

17 December 2009

While I don't want to take anything away from McCrae and his family, (especially as this must be a heart-warming award for them), but I'm sure if this poll was taken in Brazil, the results would be different. Likewise France, Italy etc.

17 December 2009

[quote Uncle Mellow]Youtube will only show me video of Colin , and I have watched him on the TV for years . BUT I HAVE NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN HIM the way I have seen Graham Hill , Jimmy McCrae , Stirling Moss ,etc , a few feet away from me.
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and how would this vindicate your apprication any more or indeed less your a twit

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