Colin McRae Forest Stages 2010
The McRae was halted after Jimmy Girvan lost his life in an accident in SS2 Griffin, when his new Impreza N15 hit some boulders then crashed into the trees. Co-driver Mike Ramsay was taken to hospital and found to have a broken hand and dislocated shoulder, but thankfully no more serious injuries.
Jimmy won the Scottish Rally Championship in 1990 with a Toyota Celica, and in 2008 with an Impreza. A lot of champions are respected, but Jimmy was respected and liked by everyone who met him. You never heard a bad word about him, and you never saw him wthout a grin. Scottish rallying has lost one of its favourite sons.
I dont know what else to say, so I will let friends say it.
"I''d known Jimmy for over 20 years, going back to the Thistle Motorsport days and he was one of those guys who are always cheery and optimistic. A glass-half-full and then some. But really it was so easy to like him."
"I still cannot believe its Jimmy Girvan. Everyone in rallying had huge respect and admiration for the man, I doubt there were many out there competing on Saturday that had his amount of experience, and even less with his amount of talent. He has been one of the biggest players in Scottish rallying for such a long time, it is going to be a very different atmosphere without him.
He was doing what he loved best when it became his time.
I am very sorry for those who were closest to him.
Rest in peace Jimmy Girvan."
The rally was stopped after the tragic accident on the second stage.
Some cars had completed four of the five stages, but results were declared as of stage 1, Drummond Hill, and the remaining stages cancelled.
Hugh Hunter / Andy Marchbank / Focus WRC won from David Bogie / Kevin Rae by 5 seconds on 8:33.
Calum MacKenzie / Neil Ewing / Escort Mk2 were first 2WD and 8th overall on 8:51
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