Posted Sunday, August 15, 2021 at 9:53pm
There’s no other way to put it, rally drivers are truly a different breed. Their ability to read the road ahead with the help of pace notes while traveling over 100 mph on tight forest roads is simply astonishing. In changing weather conditions, rally drivers battle through gravel, asphalt, mud, dust, and even snow-covered roads while racing against the clock. Simply put, top drivers of the World Rally Championship have mastered the art of driving at, and beyond, the limit.
Over the years, we have seen legends come and go in the world of rallying. Their names are remembered one way or another because of the unique talent they brought to the table, which gained them the adoration of rally fans around the world. The late Colin McRae will forever be remembered for having a “when in doubt, flat out” mentality, or an all-or-nothing approach to winning. Here are some fast facts about the rally driver they call the “Flying Scotsman”.