The RAC Rally that made McRae

The RAC Rally that made McRae

It's 20 years since Colin McRae won his home WRC round for the first time, but his then co-driver DEREK RINGER reckons it was the bruising 1990 event that really launched the legend

Twenty years ago this month, Colin McRae won Britain's round of the World Rally Championship for the first time. But DEREK RINGER, the man calling the notes beside him, reckons the bruising 1990 event was the one that really made the difference. He recounts an incredible story of survival

Without the 1990 RAC, it's quite possible, none of those others would have happened.

The 1990 season had been a tough one and there was nothing sorted for the following year. We were in an RED-run Ford Sierra Cosworth 4x4 on that year's RAC and we'd done the Audi Sport Rally in the car as a test, finishing second to team-mate Russell Brookes.

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