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Remembering Colin McRae’s final WRC win

The Safari Rally returns to the World Rally Championship this weekend for the first time since 2002 - when crowd favourite Colin McRae set aside the maximum attack style for which he was renowned to deliver a textbook third win

Nobody could have predicted it at the time, but Colin McRae’s record-breaking drive to victory at the 2002 Safari Rally would be his final World Rally Championship win and the last hurrah of Kenya’s gruelling test of man and machine.

This weekend sees the Safari return to the WRC after a 19-year hiatus and the landscape and the stages will be familiar, but it will be a sprint compared to the 1000km goliath of the past – where it was an achievement just to reach the finish.

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