Colin McRae Q&A

Colin McRae was set to end an up-and-down season on a high - and show that his Corsica accident had taken away none of his speed and commitment - with victory on the Network Q Rally Great Britain. But on SS12, Rheola 2, his Ford Focus rolled and punctured its radiator, causing McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist to non-finish the event for the third year in a row. Autosport.com caught up with the disappointed Scot

Colin McRae Q&A


"The road was very rutted after this morning, and it kicked us out and we understeered down off the road in into a hole. The car went over, and we burst the radiator."


"Not really. Once we realised that it was losing water fairly quickly and there was some way to go, it was inevitable. The temperatures began to rise, the engine was going to seize so I pulled over and switched it off. It's disappointing, because we hadn't really been taking any risks and I felt comfortable at the pace."


"Well the road was bad enough during the first time through it. If they are going to be in that condition then they shouldn't re-use stages. It just makes it more difficult for the drivers and things like this are going to happen more easily."


"Yeah, I guess so. It hasn't been the best of years, to put it mildly. But that's the way things go sometimes. We've got a new version of the car coming, we have to start testing it soon and come back next year ready to fight again."

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