RIP Colin; you will be missed
I didn't know Colin McRae personally, but having been a race driver myself in the distant past and a huge motorsport fan for most of my life, I can say that we have lost one of the UK's great sportsmen and a hero to many.
Colin will be known to people of my age because of his many achievements in rally driving. To others he'll be known as the name behind one of the most enduring game franchises ever created.
And that was the great irony about Colin. Despite the massive success of the Colin McRae Rally series and the new generation of his fans it created, Colin himself didn't even know how to switch a computer on!
Not only a true genius behind the wheel, Colin was a real gent who went out of his way to help others constantly. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.