The third generation McRae on his way to the WRC
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The third generation McRae on his way to the WRC

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The McRae family name is steeped in rallying history, with eight British titles between Jimmy, Colin and Alister - plus the small matter of the 1995 WRC title too. Next on the conveyor of talent is Alister's 17-year-old Max McRae, who’s setting out in Australia to conquer the world of rallying and return the famous name to the WRC...

Rarely has a surname defined a sport as McRae does with rallying. The famous family dynasty has lit up stages across the globe, putting the World Rally Championship on the map in Great Britain, and now there is a third-generation McRae looking to follow in the footsteps of Jimmy, Colin and Alister.

Nine-thousand miles away from the family’s natural Scottish habitat, a new breed of McRae is starting out on a long rallying journey in Australia, one he wishes will result in bringing arguably the sport’s most famous name back to the WRC. Max McRae is the son of former WRC driver Alister, nephew to the late 1995 world champion Colin, and grandson of five-time British Rally champion Jimmy. To say he comes from good rallying stock is an understatement, and it was perhaps inevitable that he would pick up the rallying bug.

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