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Archive: Colin McRae to drive Skoda Fabia WRC in R
Thursday 11 August 2005
Colin McRae is to join the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team for Wales Rally GB (September 15-18). McRae will be partnered in the Fabia WRC 05 by Welsh co-driver Nicky Grist, the pairing reunited for the first time since New Zealand 2003.

“Rally GB is obviously very special to me, so I am very much looking forward to competing on my home event and giving the fans something to cheer. This is an opportunity for me to utilise my experience to help the Škoda Motorsport World Rally Team develop the Fabia WRC 05 in a positive way for the future. Although I have not competed in a World Rally Car since Rally GB 2003, the team have put together an extensive testing programme which will give me the opportunity to evaluate the Fabia and have it set up to my liking. It will also allow myself and Nicky to get ourselves up to speed before the event itself,” said Colin McRae

Skoda Motorsport Team Manager, Joan Sureda said, “I’m very happy that we have the chance to bring Colin back to the WRC on this event because we know that he was keen to return to the championship. He has a lot of experience on this rally which we will find very useful for our future development. I’m sure that the fans will be as excited about Colin’s appearance as we are.”

Rally GB begins with a Ceremonial Start by the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff at 19.30hrs on Thursday September 15 before heading further into west Wales to its base near Swansea and ending on Sunday afternoon after an overall total of 357.56kms.


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