Alister McRae - Driver Profile

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Alister McRae Career Summary

Maybe there is a mystery about the McRae family. Jimmy is a super talent and had to pass it on in the genes. Target more than reached with 1st son Colin. However if I remember right there is a 2nd son, Stuart, who never was interested in rallying and became a professional chef instead. Alister as the 3rd son became the 2nd big rally star of his generation. There are many people who adore him as big fans. However dare I say then, that Alister is in no way comparable to Colin. Apart from being blonde, rather than Colin's very dark hair (facially the relationship is very visible however), Alister has in no way Colin's amazing style of attack. Maybe being at teams like Hyundai and Mitsubishi at the wrong time didn't help. But apart from winning the 1995 BRC title in a Nissan, Alister stayed free of top results. In contrast to Colin, Alister never had as many crashes, but he also never had as entertaining a driving style. Quite extraordinary if you look at the mythos Colin, that in 75 WRC starts Alister never ever managed even a podium finish!

 

To relativate, this sounds like Alister is quite a bad driver. There is no doubt he has nowhere near the fiery attack style that made Colin so famous. But we should note that early on in his career, especially in 1995, he showed fine talent. Winning the 1995 BRC title, although only in an F2 championship, was against stiff competition. In the same year he came 4th overall on the WRC scoring RAC Rally. On this occasion the 3-car Subaru team was the only real works operation, but Alister came 4th in a fully private Escort Cosworth, a car he had never driven before! For 1996 he found himself in a Volkswagen BRC program at a time when Volkswagen was just a mess and their car horribly unreliable. He was stuck with them until Hyundai picked him up in 1999. But Hyundai did not have their WRCar ready until 2000, and that car was so bad, he would have probably better stayed in that F2 Volkswagen! 

Alister McRae Career Statistics


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Rally Honour Roll

Year Class Place Driver
2009 IRC Super 2000 / WRC 1.6T 12th. Alister. McRae (8pts)

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2004 WRC Group N 5th. Alister. McRae (26pts)

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2003 WRC World Rally Car 18th. Alister. McRae (3pts)

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2002 WRC World Rally Car 15th. Alister. McRae (2pts)

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2001 WRC World Rally Car 17th. Alister. McRae (4pts)

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1995 WRC Group A 10th. Alister. McRae (10pts)

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1993 WRC Group A 66th. Alister. McRae (1pts)

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1992 WRC Group N 7th. Alister. McRae (13pts)

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Career Results :

Pos Event Co-Driver # Vehicle Rego
37th. 2012 WRC Swedish Rally B. Hayes #34 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN]
2nd. 2009 IRC RAC MSA Rally B. Hayes #10 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN]
21st. 2007 WRC Rally New Zealand E. Kyle #61 Mitsubishi Lancer (Cedia)  [UNKNOWN]
25th. 2006 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Noble #62 Toyota Corolla (E120)  [UNKNOWN]
17th. 2004 WRC Swedish Rally D. Senior #39 Subaru Impreza (GD) WRX STI [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2004 WRC Rally New Zealand D. Senior #39 Subaru Impreza (GD)  [UNKNOWN]
17th. 2004 WRC Rallye Deutschland D. Senior #39 Subaru Impreza (GD)  [UNKNOWN]
14th. 2004 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Patterson #66 Subaru Impreza (GD)  [UNKNOWN]
15th. 2004 WRC Tour de Corse D. Senior #39 Subaru Impreza (GD)  [UNKNOWN]
6th. 2003 WRC Rally New Zealand D. Senior #32 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC Step2 [UNKNOWN]
14th. 2002 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
5th. 2002 WRC Swedish Rally D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
10th. 2002 WRC Tour de Corse D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2002 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
8th. 2002 WRC Rally Argentina D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC Step1 [KS51 XPN]
9th. 2002 WRC Safari Rally D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 2001 WRC Rallye Monte Carlo D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent WRC [UNKNOWN]
6th. 2001 WRC Rallye de Portugal D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent WRC2 [UNKNOWN]
11th. 2001 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 2001 WRC Rally Argentina D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 2001 WRC Cyprus Rally D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
15th. 2001 WRC Acropolis Rally D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
13th. 2001 WRC Rally of Finland D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 2001 WRC Rally New Zealand D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 2001 WRC Tour de Corse D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
10th. 2001 WRC Rally Australia (WA) D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
4th. 2001 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
14th. 2000 WRC Swedish Rally D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
7th. 2000 WRC Rally Argentina D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 2000 WRC Rally of Finland D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
12th. 2000 WRC Tour de Corse D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
16th. 2000 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
11th. 2000 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN]
13th. 1999 WRC Rallye de Portugal D. Senior #31 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN]
20th. 1999 WRC Rally New Zealand D. Senior #24 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN]
20th. 1999 WRC Rally of Finland D. Senior #26 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN]
10th. 1999 WRC China Rally D. Senior #26 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN]
14th. 1999 WRC Rally Australia (WA) D. Senior #32 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN]
19th. 1998 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Senior #29 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN]
15th. 1998 WRC Tour de Corse C. Patterson #21 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN]
13th. 1998 WRC Rally of Finland D. Senior #25 Volkswagen Golf (3)  [UNKNOWN]
22nd. 1998 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Senior #24 Volkswagen Golf (3)  [UNKNOWN]
17th. 1998 WRC Rally Australia (WA) D. Senior #20 Volkswagen Golf (3)  [UNKNOWN]
21st. 1997 WRC Swedish Rally D. Senior #24 Volkswagen Golf (3)  [UNKNOWN]
9th. 1997 WRC Rallye de Portugal D. Senior #12 Volkswagen Golf (3)  [UNKNOWN]
4th. 1995 WRC Rally of Great Britain C. Wood #44 Ford Escort (Mk5)  [UNKNOWN]
15th. 1994 WRC Rally of Finland D. Senior #20 Nissan Sunny (Pulsar)  [UNKNOWN]
12th. 1994 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Senior #32 Nissan Sunny (Pulsar)  [UNKNOWN]
10th. 1993 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Senior #12 Subaru Legacy  [UNKNOWN]
14th. 1992 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Senior #28 Ford Sapphire (Mk1)  [UNKNOWN]

Career Retirements :

Pos Event Co-Driver # Vehicle Rego Reason
Ret. 2012 WRC Rally New Zealand B. Hayes #34 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN] SS4 electrics
Ret. 2012 WRC Rally New Zealand B. Hayes #34 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN] SS12 crash
Ret. 2012 WRC Rally New Zealand B. Hayes #34 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN] SS19 clutch
Ret. 2012 WRC Swedish Rally B. Hayes #34 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN] SS3 crash
Ret. 2011 IRC RAC MSA Rally B. Hayes #9 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN] SS5 sump
Ret. 2010 IRC RAC MSA Rally B. Hayes #5 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN] SS5 alternator
Ret. 2010 IRC Rallye Acores B. Hayes #8 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN] SS0 did not start following Ypres problems
Ret. 2010 IRC Ypres Rally B. Hayes #16 Proton Satria Neo  [UNKNOWN] SS4 engine
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Noble #62 Toyota Corolla (E120)  [UNKNOWN] SS12 suspension
Ret. 2006 WRC Rally of Great Britain G. Noble #62 Toyota Corolla (E120)  [UNKNOWN] SS17 ?
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally Australia (WA) D. Senior #39 Subaru Impreza (GD)  [UNKNOWN] SS22 gearbox
Ret. 2004 WRC Rally Mexico D. Senior #39 Subaru Impreza (GD)  [UNKNOWN] SS5 crash
Ret. 2002 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN] SS8 withdrawn - driver ill
Ret. 2002 WRC Rallye Deutschland D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer WRC Step2 [UNKNOWN] SS6 turbo
Ret. 2002 WRC Rally of Finland D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN] SS18 suspension
Ret. 2002 WRC Acropolis Rally D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN] SS13 suspension
Ret. 2002 WRC Cyprus Rally D. Senior #8 Mitsubishi Lancer  [UNKNOWN] SS12 gearbox
Ret. 2001 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS11 brakes
Ret. 2001 WRC Swedish Rally D. Senior #10 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS7 engine
Ret. 2000 WRC Rally Australia (WA) D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS15 crash
Ret. 2000 WRC Rally New Zealand D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS19 differential
Ret. 2000 WRC Acropolis Rally D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS6 suspension
Ret. 2000 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS9 engine
Ret. 2000 WRC Rallye de Portugal D. Senior #15 Hyundai Accent  [UNKNOWN] SS4 suspension
Ret. 1999 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Senior #24 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN] SS11 engine
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye San Remo D. Senior #36 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN] SS7 crash
Ret. 1999 WRC Acropolis Rally D. Senior #28 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN] SS8 sump
Ret. 1999 WRC Rallye Catalunya D. Senior #23 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN] SS16 clutch
Ret. 1999 WRC Swedish Rally D. Senior #30 Hyundai Coupé  [UNKNOWN] SS12 electrics
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Senior #4 Subaru Impreza (22B)  [UNKNOWN] SS22 crash
Ret. 1998 WRC Rally Argentina D. Senior #17 Volkswagen Golf (3)  [UNKNOWN] SS18 electrics
Ret. 1998 WRC Swedish Rally D. Senior #20 Volkswagen Golf (3)  [UNKNOWN] SS12 engine
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Senior #21 Volkswagen Golf (3)  [UNKNOWN] SS66 disqualified - illegal suspension parts
Ret. 1997 WRC Rally Australia (WA) D. Senior #17 Volkswagen Golf (3)  [UNKNOWN] SS21 electrics
Ret. 1996 WRC Rally Australia (WA) D. Senior #25 Honda Civic Vti  [UNKNOWN] SS17 engine
Ret. 1994 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Senior #16 Nissan Sunny (Pulsar)  [UNKNOWN] SS9 electrics
Ret. 1993 WRC Swedish Rally D. Senior #14 Ford Sapphire (Mk1)  [UNKNOWN] SS99 suspension
Ret. 1991 WRC Rally of Great Britain D. Senior #55 Subaru Legacy (BC)  [UNKNOWN] SS5 engine

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