Ogier, Loeb, Tanak… The WRC world pays tribute to Craig Breen

Ogier, Loeb, Tanak… The WRC world pays tribute to Craig Breen

“I can’t believe I’m writing this now. Life can be so fragile and unfair… I can’t believe we lost your friend!” 2019 world champion Ott Tanak (M-Sport Ford), his former teammate at Brain in Hyundai.

“We were texting each other and at some point you didn’t answer me, I’m going to miss you buddy, so, so much…”, the Estonian continued.

He was addressed by the President of the International Automobile Federation, Mohammed bin Sulayem [ses] My deepest condolences to Craig’s family and friends Brain Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and the community at this difficult time.

“Rest in peace Craig, my thoughts are with your family and friends tonight,” said Finnish rally champion Kali Rovanpera.

“Life and this sport can be brutal at times… that’s the case today,” said France’s Sebastien Loeb, nine-time rally champion.

Eight-time world champion Sebastien Ogier wrote on social media: “I am speechless.” “Everyone loved Craig for his Irish personality and enthusiasm for our sport.”

The last WRC driver to die at the wheel of his car was Augusto Mendes of Portugal at the Rally Portugal in 1989.

Since then, four drivers participating in the race have been killed: Frenchman Francis Mallussen in Monte Carlo (1990), New Zealander Rodger Fritt in Australia (1993), Briton Michael Parke in Wales (2005) and German Jörg Pastok in Spain ( 2006).

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