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Colin McRae

Alas, one of the world’s most spectacular rally drivers Colin McRae, and his young son, have lost their lives in a horrific helicopter accident.

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The present news headlines in the UK confirm the sad loss of someone I admired greatly. Well, to be honest, I was horribly envious of the guy. The way in which he controlled massively powerful cars was, for me, being a lover of all things fast, fabulous. A shame, great shame, that he is no longer.  Italian connection?  Yes, there was.  One of McRae’s friends was Valentino Rossi, ace Italian motorcycle racer, who said that to him Colin McRae was the Kevin Schwanz of rallying.  High praise indeed.  Rossi even dedicated his latest victory to McRae.

That’s now three celebrities that have passed away recently. I’ve noticed this ‘famous people dying in batches’ situation before. It’s odd. Very odd.

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