Colin McRae was a driver that was wired to compete at eleven tenths, willing to take risks that others weren't, always getting the most out of every car he drove. But what made him a legend - wasn't what he did, it was how he did it. Driving *every* stage with the iconic motto - 'If in doubt, flat out'. However, these risks often landed him in trouble - gaining a reputation for crashing a lot, costing him two World Rally Championships and ultimately playing a part in his tragic death. This is the story of why Colin McRae was one of the world's fastest drivers, but ultimately never fulfilled his ultimate potential. Colin first showed off his flamboyant driving style in 1991, he'd just won the Scottish Rally Championship and made his debut in a Vauxhall Nova. It was an extremely underpowered car, that he thoroughly out-performed, earning him results that the car really didn't deserve. *Seriously*, he was beating Sierra Cosworths and Peugeot 205s, which were the cars to be in at the time. His pace got him noticed, and in 1991 Prodrive signed him to their eventually iconic Subaru programme. Where he won the British Rally Championship two years in a row in their Group A Legacy. This success lead Subaru to enter the World Rally Championship in the following year, with Colin as their star driver. This was the first time Colin's innate *need* to be flat-out, was shown to the world - where in the Lombard rally, only 25 seconds into the run - he put the Subaru into a ditch.
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