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Archive: The first title of a Finnish WRC legend

Mitsubishi promised Tommi Makinen the 1996 World Rally Championship, and he delivered with two rounds to spare by winning Rally Australia. To mark the 25th anniversary of the four-time WRC champion's breakthrough year, we revisit the Finn's explanation of how that promise was kept from the 26 September 1996 issue.

Autosport 70: Colin McRae's biggest WRC decision

This week in 1998 Colin McRae decided to leave Subaru, the team that had made him a World Rally champion, to join Ford. In two pieces, published in the 13 August 1998 and 1 October 1998 issues of the magazine, Autosport found out why

When McRae became the toast of Britain Plus

When McRae became the toast of Britain

Britain celebrated its first world rally champion when Colin McRae took all that the forests of Kielder could throw at him to fend off title rival Carlos Sainz.