Posted Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 10:08pm

‘He is up there with Senna’ – remembering Colin McRae’s WRC title 25 years on

“We were in Safari Rally and we had to drink a lot of fluid and Colin needed a pee and was bursting, so he gave up and just had a pee in the car.

“I ended up having to drive the car with my left hand on the steering wheel and him peeing in amongst the floor – but we were quickest by three-and-a-half minutes in that section and we went on to win our first Safari Rally.”

Co-driver and friend Nicky Grist remembers Colin McRae, who on 22 November 1995 became the first British driver to win the World Rally Championship (WRC) title, and at the time was the sport’s youngest ever champion at 27 years old.