- Sep 29, 2009
DiRT Rally is the spiritual successor to the Colin McRae series, going back to the roots, with proper rallying. So what better than to make a proper tribute to the man who gave his name to the first titles of the series, and brought smile to so many rally-fans worldwide! A week-long, 10-stage rally. 2 stages from each country in the game, that McRae was known for.
Monte Carlo, a rally he never won, but came very close oh, so many times. The memory of an angry McRae kicking and slamming the Focus for not working, making him loose the win is something that stands out for many.
Sweden, another rally never won by the Scotsman. But he loved the rally, sideways in the snow, using the banks. Always something a McRae loved. Second in his first ever WRC outing in the rally proved how much he lowed it.
Greece is the rally McRae dominated. Five times was the ever charging Scot on the top of the podium here. Somewhat strange considering how he was known for all out, flat out, sideways full attack driving, that a car-breaking hard event like Greece would end up being the place he won the most. It just showed the versatility of the man.
Finland was one of the worst places for McRae, two podiums, but massive crashes. You cannot skip Finland when you think of McRae. How he crashed his Legacy, again and again, and still got it to the finish and somehow score points.
And of course, we finish off in Rally GB, his home rally. He won it three times, sealed his title here, and crashed out of his second title in 01 in the rally. There is no way to drop it in a tribute, and the rally ends off at Sweet Lamb, the closest to an area-part of a stage in game.
The Cars chosen for the rally, is the ones he is known for. The Sierra was the car he rose through the ranks in GB, and scored his first WRC points with.
The Subaru doesn't need much explanation, neither does the Focus. The legacy and history speaks for itself.
The MG and MK2 is two cars he had much fun with after his WRC career effectively ended after the 2003 season. He would often show up for small rallies, and fun events in one of those cars, and they couldn't be forgotten.
This is a rally for all members of RaceDepartment, premium or not. So just sign up, tag your friends or enemies, not to mention the fremenies to see who can drive the fastest, and not run off at the same time.
League Name (must be a member to be able to participate): RaceDepartment
Cars: Ford Escort MK2, Ford Sierra Cosworth RS500, MG Metro 6r4, Subaru Impreza 95 and Ford Focus 01
SS01: Monte Carlo - Col de Turini Dèpart - Mixed - Midday - Sunny
SS02: Monte Carlo - Route de Turini - Mixed - Midday - Sunny
SS03: Sweden - Stor-jangen Sprint - Snow - Midday - Sunny
SS04: Sweden - Lysvik - Snow - Midday - Sunny
SS05: Greece - Ampelonas Ormi - Gravel - Sunset - Clear
SS06: Greece - Abies Koilada - Gravel - Sunset - Clear
SS07: Finland - Järvenkylä - Gravel - Morning - Overcast
SS08: Finland - Jyrkysjärvi - Gravel - Midday - Sunny
SS09: Wales - Fferm Wynt Reverse - Gravel - Midday - Cloudy
SS10: Wales - Sweet Lamb - Gravel - Midday - Cloudy
Session Open: From 00:01GMT 29th of December, until 23:59GMT 3rd of January
Service: Between Every Stage!
Premium Membership Sweepstake: Not in this rally!