Rally driver Colin Mcrae and son killed in helicopter crash; SCOTLAND: Lanarkshire: EXT/ NIGHT Road near home of Colin Mcrae ( Rally driver killed in helicopter crash) Police car with flashing lights Fire engine along road. In a rally car the driver drives the co- driver does just about everything else. Norwegian professional rally rallycross driver the champion of ' s WRC season. It used a distinctive blue with yellow color scheme that is a throwback to the sponsorship deal with State Express 555, a BAT cigarette brand popular in Asia.After the WRC he switched to rallycross and became the winner of the FIA World Rallycross. He went on to become a world champion. Mcrane the rally car driver dies. Ten years ago today, Colin McRae died in a helicopter accident. 555 logos were found on Subaru cars from 1993 to. Unlike previous entries in DiRT series, the major drivers in DiRT Rally only appear in Rallycross events.
As if the prospect of two drivers going head- to- head on the final round of the season. " The 1995 RAC Rally was a straight race between Colin McRae and Carlos Sainz for the drivers' championship.
Setting himself up for the course' s final turn, a right- hander, McRae hit the jump with just a little too much speed and rolled his Subaru WRX STI over. But miraculously, McRae' s car landed on his tires, and without missing a beat, he powered towards the finish line, just 0.
52 seconds behind action. Valentino Rossi, who was taught the basics of driving a rally car by McRae, said he was shocked and saddened by the sudden departure of the former World Rally Champion.