The McRae name has been synonymous with the spectacular sport of rallying for almost four decades. Father Jimmy and sons Colin and Alister have, between them, won just about every title worth winning, including British, Asia-Pacific and World Rally Championships. Their sport has taken them to some of the most challenging environments on the planet, on almost every continent and their success has come from a blend of dedication, adaptability and supreme car control and fitness.


Alister McRae took his first foray into motorsport at the age of twelve, when he took up motorcycle trials and then motocross. But it was always rallying where he would demonstrate true colours. From club rallying in Scotland, through National and International events in the UK and Europe, and on to Asia and the World Championship Alister used his skills, focus, dedication and determination to carve out a Professional career spanning some 25years.


Having been contracted to test, develop and drive for most manufacturers around the world during his professional career, Alister knowledge and enthusiasm for motorsport is surpassed by few.

Born: Scotland December 1970

Lives: Perth, Australia

Married: Tara

Children: Emmie and Max

Hobbies: Cycling, jet skiing, skiing, motorcycling


The number of World Rally Championship events competed: 80

The number of World Rally Championship Formula 2 wins: 7

The number of World Rally Championship Formula 2 podiums: 10

The number of World Rally Championship Group N wins: 2

The number of FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship event wins: 4


1989 Scottish 1300 Rally Champion, Challenger Champion

1990 Scottish 1300 Rally Champion

1992 Group N British Rally Champion

1995 British Rally Champion

1999 Joint Formula 2 Asia-Pacific Rally Champion

2011 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Champion

2013 1st Production Bike – Australian Safari Rally – KTM EXC 500

2015 1st Race To The Sky Hillclimb – New Zealand