Colin & Alister return to Castle Combe Rally Day
Jul 05, 2005
Colin and Alister McRae will headline the UK’s premier rally car show at Castle Combe Circuit on Saturday 13 August.
The famous rally driving brothers will be demonstrating their Mk2 Ford Escorts throughout the event, giving spectators the unique opportunity to witness them on track together – great news for the many fans who believe that the golden age of rallying was all about rear-wheel drive cars with more power than grip!
Joining them in action will be a number of former World and British Rally Champions, including Bjorn Waldegard, David Llewellin, Gwyndaf Evans, Jonny Milner and Pentti Airikkala.
Star co-drivers will include Phil Mills (2003 World Rally Champion with Petter Solberg), Michael Park (current Peugeot WRC co-driver for Markko Martin) and Phil Short (British Open Rally Champion).
A selection of Richard Burns original rally cars, which span his journey from clubman to World Champion, have been meticulously restored and will be driven through the feature rally stage by some of his rallying friends. Cars range from an early Peugeot 205GTi to a more recent, full-specification 206WRC and include Subaru Impreza World Rally Car which Richard and Robert Reid used to win the 2001 World Rally Championship.
Other highlights at the event will include precision driving displays by British Autotest Champions Russ Swift and Paul Swift; commentary by Jon Desborough and Tony Mason; and a display of over 75 Audi quattro cars to celebrate the rallying icon’s 25th anniversary.
With a host of activities and attractions on track and throughout the paddock, Rallyday 2005 continues to build on its successful formula of bringing the excitement of rallying past and present to everyone in an open and accessible environment.
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