Martin: I Lost a Brother

Markko Martin has paid tribute to his co-driver Michael Park, who died in an accident during the Wales Rally GB last weekend, the Estonian saying he has lost a friend and brother

Martin: I Lost a Brother

Park was killed when the duo's Peugeot left the road on SS15 and hit a tree.

Martin and Park drove together for six years, including a works contract with Subaru in 2001 and a three-year deal with Ford between 2002 and 2004. The pair then joined Peugeot at the beginning of this season.

In a special tribute to Park, published in this week's Autosport magazine, the Estonian said: "We won the rallies we wanted to win. The only one he really wanted was the one I wasn't able to deliver - Great Britain.

"Then he went out with such a big bang. When that happened, I lost the world's best co-driver, a very good friend and brother."

Park's funeral will be held at noon on Thursday October 6th at St Bartholomew's Church, Much Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire. The service will be open to the public.

This week's Autosport magazine includes an in-depth analysis and tribute to Michael Park by Markko Martin and many other of the Briton's rally colleagues

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