WRC hero among four dead after helicopter crashes in Scotland
17 September 2007

Rally ace Colin McRae has died in a helicopter crash in Lanarkshire, Scotland.McRae, 39, died along with his five-year-old son Johnny, six-year-old Ben Porcelli and 37-year-old family friend Graeme Duncan.The helicopter, piloted by McRae, crashed just after 4pm on Saturday (15 September) near Lanark. It was returning to the McRae estate from a nearby village.McRae was one of the most popular drivers on the world rally circuit. In 1995, at the wheel of a Subaru, he became the first British World Rally Champion, and also the youngest ever winner. He was runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2001. In 1996 he was awarded an MBE for services to the sport.McRae’s father, Jimmy, was five times British Rally Champion, and his brother, Alister, is also a WRC driver.Colin McRae leaves behind his wife Alison, daughter Hollie and legions of fans. He will be sorely missed.

Read our obituary of Colin McRae here

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