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Alister McRae
Alister McRae
(born 20 December 1970) is a British rally driver who competed in the World Rally Championship. He is the son of the five-time British Rally Champion Jimmy McRae
Jimmy McRae
and the younger brother of the late 1995 World Rally Champion, Colin McRae.

Contents

1 Career 2 Racing record

2.1 Complete WRC results 2.2 PWRC results 2.3 SWRC results 2.4 APRC results 2.5 Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship
FIA World Rallycross Championship
results

2.5.1 Supercar

3 References 4 External links

Career[edit] Born in Lanark, McRae took his first foray into motorsport at the age of twelve, when he took up motorcycle trials and motorcross. But it was always rallying where he would demonstrate his true colours. Starting out by competing in Scottish Rally Championship
Scottish Rally Championship
events, success wasn't long in coming. In 1992, he won the prestigious Shell Scholarship and the production category of Great Britain's round of the World Rally Championship. The following years saw further triumphs, culminating with Alister winning the British Rally Championship
British Rally Championship
outright in 1995, at the wheel of a works Nissan Sunny. More manufacturer drives ensued, with a two-year contract being signed to drive the Formula 2 Volkswagen Golf. He famously competed alongside his brother on a one-off basis in the Subaru
Subaru
World Rally Team on the Rally of Great Britain
Rally of Great Britain
of 1998.

McRae with a Hyundai
Hyundai
Accent WRC at the 2001 Rally Finland

His results and reputation led to his services being secured by the newest manufacturer to join the World Rally Championship, Hyundai. In 1999, he competed in the front wheel drive Coupe while simultaneously developing Hyundai's first world rally car, the Accent WRC, alongside veteran Swede Kenneth Eriksson. Then in 2000, he developed the car further during its first year of actual competition, scoring the manufacturer's first ever WRC points. In 2001, the fruits of two years' hard work began to show, with a series of points-scoring finishes (both drivers particularly impressing in the laborious conditions of that year's wet Rally Portugal) and a narrow miss of the podium on his home event, the Rally of Great Britain
Rally of Great Britain
(which gave the Accent WRC and Hyundai's best finish in the WRC by that time). Following his performances with Hyundai, McRae was selected to join Mitsubishi, stalwart of the WRC, in 2002. This transpired to be a difficult year, as the Japanese manufacturer found itself in turmoil, with an uncompetitive new car and a massive management re-structure. Things got even worse for the team when McRae was forced to pull out for the rest of the season due to injuries following a mountain bike crash shortly after that year's Rally San Remo therefore further hindering the team's championship effort.[1][2] Mitsubishi subsequently pulled out of rallying at the beginning of the 2003 season, to build a new rally car from scratch, leaving McRae to piece together a sporadic privateer campaign at World Championship level, which was rewarded with a points-scoring showing in a Lancer Evolution in New Zealand.

McRae at the 2007 Race of Champions

Undaunted by Mitsubishi's subsequent implicit resolve not to recall either himself or 2002 team-mate François Delecour
François Delecour
as the source of one of the few remaining factory opportunities sought to regroup for the 2004 season, McRae entered the 2004 Production World Rally Championship instead. He was on course to take the title on the last event before a mechanical failure struck, handing the title to Niall McShea. 2006 saw McRae successfully competing in the Chinese Rally Championship with the Wanyu Rally Team in a Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Evo 9, along with a number of other selected international events. McRae also added to his tally of World championship appearances in the new Toyota Corolla S2000 at the 2006 Wales Rally GB, racking up four Group N stage wins. McRae filled in for his brother Colin alongside F1 driver David Coulthard at the 2007 Race of Champions
2007 Race of Champions
held at Wembley following Colin's death just two months earlier. He participated in 2009 Dakar Rally. He drove a Proton Satria Neo Super 2000
Super 2000
at the Indonesian leg of the APRC 2009.[3] He is set to make his FIA World Rallycross Championship
FIA World Rallycross Championship
debut in the 9th round of the 2017 season in France.[4] Racing record[edit] Complete WRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 WDC Points

1992 Alister McRae Ford Sierra RS Cosworth MON SWE POR KEN FRA GRE NZL ARG FIN AUS ITA CIV ESP GBR 14

NC 0

1993 Alister McRae Ford Sierra RS Cosworth MON SWE EX POR KEN FRA GRE ARG NZL FIN AUS ITA ESP

NC 0

555 Subaru
Subaru
World Rally Team Subaru
Subaru
Legacy RS

GBR 10

1994 Nissan F2 Nissan Sunny
Nissan Sunny
GTi MON POR KEN FRA GRE ARG NZL FIN 15 ITA 12 GBR Ret

NC 0

1995 Alister McRae Ford Escort RS Cosworth MON SWE POR FRA NZL AUS ESP GBR 4

10th 10

1996 SanYang MIT Motorsport Honda Civic VTi SWE KEN IDN GRE ARG FIN AUS Ret ITA ESP

NC 0

1997 S.B.G. Sport Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf
Kit Car MON SWE 21 KEN POR 9 ESP FRA ARG GRE NZL FIN IDN ITA AUS Ret GBR EX

NC 0

1998 S.B.G. Sport Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf
Kit Car MON SWE Ret KEN POR

ARG Ret GRE NZL FIN 13 ITA 22 AUS 17

NC 0

Hyundai
Hyundai
Motor Sport Hyundai
Hyundai
Coupé Kit Car

ESP 19 FRA 15

555 Subaru
Subaru
World Rally Team Subaru
Subaru
Impreza WRC 98

GBR Ret

1999 Hyundai
Hyundai
Motor Sport Hyundai
Hyundai
Coupé Kit Car Evo 2 MON SWE Ret KEN POR 13 ESP Ret FRA ARG GRE Ret NZL 20 FIN 20 CHN 10 ITA Ret AUS 14 GBR Ret

NC 0

2000 Hyundai
Hyundai
Castrol
Castrol
World Rally Team Hyundai
Hyundai
Accent WRC MON SWE 14 KEN POR Ret ESP Ret ARG 7 GRE Ret NZL Ret FIN 9 CYP FRA 12 ITA 16 AUS Ret GBR 11

NC 0

2001 Hyundai
Hyundai
Castrol
Castrol
World Rally Team Hyundai
Hyundai
Accent WRC MON 7 SWE Ret

17th 4

Hyundai
Hyundai
Accent WRC2

POR 6 ESP 11 ARG 9 CYP 7 GRE 15 KEN FIN 13 NZL 9 ITA Ret FRA 9 AUS 10 GBR 4

2002 Marlboro Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Ralliart Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Lancer WRC MON 14 SWE 5 FRA 10 ESP 13 CYP Ret ARG 8 GRE Ret KEN 9

15th 2

Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Lancer WRC2

FIN Ret GER Ret ITA Ret NZL AUS GBR

2003 Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Ralliart
Ralliart
Europe Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Lancer WRC2 MON SWE TUR NZL 6 ARG GRE CYP GER FIN AUS ITA FRA ESP GBR

17th 3

2004 R.E.D. World Rally Team Subaru
Subaru
Impreza WRX STi MON SWE 17 MEX Ret NZL 13 CYP GRE TUR ARG FIN GER 17 JPN GBR 14 ITA FRA 15 ESP AUS Ret NC 0

2007 Taylor Motorsport Mitsubishi
Mitsubishi
Lancer Evo IX MON SWE NOR MEX POR ARG ITA GRE FIN GER NZL 21 ESP FRA JPN IRE GBR NC 0

2012 Proton Motorsports Proton Satria Neo S2000 MON SWE 37 MEX POR ARG GRE NZL Ret FIN GER GBR FRA ITA ESP

NC 0

PWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 PWRC Points

2004 R.E.D. World Rally Team Subaru
Subaru
Impreza WRX STi SWE 2 MEX Ret NZL 3 ARG GER 3 FRA 3 AUS Ret 5th 26

SWRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 SWRC Points

2012 Proton Motorsports Proton Satria Neo S2000 MON SWE 7 POR NZL Ret FIN GBR FRA ESP 13th 6

APRC results[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 APRC Points

1996 SanYang MIT Motorsport Honda Civic VTi THA IDN MYS NZL AUS Ret BEI

- 0

1997 S.B.G. Sport Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf
Kit Car THA CHI NZL MYS IDN AUS Ret

- 0

1997 S.B.G. Sport Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf
Kit Car THA CHI NZL MYS AUS 10

- 0

2009 Proton R3 Malaysia Proton Satria Neo S2000 NCL AUS NZL JPN MYS IDN Ret CHN - 0

2010 Proton R3 Malaysia Proton Satria Neo S2000 MAL Ret JPN Ret NZL 2 AUS Ret NCL IDN CHN 1 3rd 78

2011 Proton Motorsport Proton Satria Neo S2000 MAL 3 AUS 4 NCL 3 NZL 5 JPN 2 CHN 1

1st 153

2012 Proton Motorsport Proton Satria Neo S2000 NZL 4 NCL Ret AUS 2 MYS 1 JPN Ret CHN 1

2nd 120

Complete FIA World Rallycross Championship
FIA World Rallycross Championship
results[edit] (key) Supercar[edit]

Year Entrant Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 WRX Points

2017 Loco World RX Team Volkswagen Polo BAR POR HOC BEL GBR NOR SWE CAN FRA 24 LAT GER RSA 41st 0

References[edit]

^ Mot: Alister McRae
Alister McRae
to miss Australia Rally - AAP Sports News (Australia) ^ Rally Paradise, Alister McRae's Profile ^ Alister McRae
Alister McRae
takes driver's seat in Neo S2000 ^ http://www.fiaworldrallycross.com/article/9692/mcrae-confirms-world-rx-entry

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Alister McRae.

Alister McRae.com Official Website Rallybase stats page WRC Archive stats page

Awards and achievements

Preceded by Malcolm Wilson Autosport National Rally Driver of the Year 1995 Succeeded by Gwyndaf Evans

Sporting positions

Preceded by Jarmo Kytölehto Race of Champions Rally Master 1998 Succeeded by Armin Schwarz

Preceded by Katsuhiko Taguchi Asia-Pacific Rally Champion 2011 Succeeded by Chris Atkinson

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Winners of Autosport's National Driver of the Year

Racing Winner

1982: Tommy Byrne 1983: Martin Brundle 1984: Johnny Dumfries 1985: Andy Rouse 1986: Andy Wallace 1987: Johnny Herbert 1988: JJ Lehto 1989: Allan McNish 1990: Robb Gravett 1991: David Coulthard 1992: Tim Harvey 1993: Kelvin Burt 1994: Gabriele Tarquini 1995: John Cleland 1996: Frank Biela 1997: Alain Menu 1998: Rickard Rydell 1999: Laurent Aïello 2000: Antônio Pizzonia 2001: Takuma Sato 2002: Robbie Kerr 2003: Nelson Piquet, Jr. 2004: James Thompson 2005: Matt Neal 2006: Mike Conway 2007: Jason Plato

Rally Winner

1982: Malcolm Patrick 1983: Darryl Weidner 1984: David Llewellin 1985: Mark Lovell 1986: Ken Wood 1987: Louise Aitken-Walker 1988: Malcolm Wilson 1989–90: David Llewellin 1991–92: Colin McRae 1993: Richard Burns 1994: Malcolm Wilson 1995: Alister McRae 1996: Gwyndaf Evans 1997: Mark Higgins 1998: Martin Rowe 1999: Tapio Laukkanen 2000: Mark Higgins 2001–02: Justin Dale 2003: Martin Rowe 2004: Guy Wilks 2005–07: Mark Higgins

Combined Winner

2008: Oliver Turvey 2009: Colin Turkington 2010: Jason Plato 2011: Matt Neal 2012: Gordon Shedden 2013: Andrew Jordan 2014: Colin Turkington 2015–16: Gordon Shedden

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