This month’s Wales Rally GB 27-30 October will mark a very special milestone in the career of British rallying legend Jimmy McRae.
It is 40 years since the ever-enthusiastic Scot first appeared on Britain’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship and, to celebrate that anniversary, he’s contesting the WRGB National Rally back behind the wheel of an identical Vauxhall Magnum to the one he campaigned back in 1976.
“The car looks exactly the same as it did then… as indeed do I!” jests Jimmy who turns 73 on the opening day of the event.
Surprisingly, McRae didn’t start rallying until he was 31 but he still found the time to notch up no fewer than five British Championship titles and to teach two of his sons to become international stars. Like their father before them, both Colin and Alister won British crowns and Colin went on to become this country’s first-ever World Rally Champion in 1995.
The official video game of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship WRC 6 is available.
The latest version of the highly successful game is the only one that faithfully reproduces every aspect of the WRC as well as presenting current World Rally Car liveries.
Volkswagen Motorsport, Abu Dhabi Total World Rally Team, Hyundai Motorsport and M-Sport World Rally Team are represented in 2016 colours.
Gamers can select from more than 400km of new and reworked roads covering almost 70 of the WRC’s legendary special stages.
There are the familiar game modes plus a new split-screen mode for ultra competitive players.