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Dreadfully Sad News re Craig Breen - RIP

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Post  reeft1 Thu Apr 13, 2023 2:30 pm

Statement from Hyundai Motorsport

April 13, 2023 - Hyundai Motorsport is deeply saddened to confirm that driver Craig Breen today lost his life following an accident during the pre-event test for Croatia Rally.

Co-driver James Fulton was unharmed in the incident that occurred just after midday local time.

Hyundai Motorsport sends its sincerest condolences to Craig’s family, friends and his many fans.

Hyundai Motorsport will make no further comment at this time.
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Post  bmd Thu Apr 13, 2023 2:33 pm

awk thats tragic! such a loss for wrc but more so his family and wider circle... so sad...
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Post  Sal the 2nd Thu Apr 13, 2023 3:26 pm

This is just purely heart breaking. No matter what you thought of the guy's abilities he just gave off such positivity about his love for the sport which has now sadly taken his life.

Condolences to his family, friends and many fans
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Post  CDM Mon Apr 24, 2023 11:49 am

Kris Meeke has accepted an invitation to drive the Hyundai i20 on Rally Portugal in memory of Craig Breen

https://dirtfish.com/rally/wrc/meeke-to-contest-portuguese-championship-in-breens-honor/

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Post  bmd Mon Apr 24, 2023 4:11 pm

good to see, a genuine gesture by both hyundai and meeke to honour breen it seems...
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Post  Ted Creedon Tue Apr 25, 2023 10:13 am

I think Craig was the type of fella you felt you knew, even though you may have never met him.  The reaction from drivers, teams, media and fans since the accident has brought home how much he was liked/loved in the sport.  

His first love was rallying and 'living the dream' was one cliché that suited his attitude.  The disappointing 2022 season must have knocked the stuffing out of him, the 2023 Swedish result gave him one of his best results ever.  We can only wonder what the rest of the WRC year would have brought him.

The loss to his family is unimaginable, yet their advice to the drivers was to go out and enjoy your sport and give us a smile more often!  Despite a very large black cloud over rally weekend, it was heart-warming to see those smiles.

RIP Craig.

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Post  reeft1 Tue Apr 25, 2023 10:36 am

Very well said, Ted.
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Post  bmd Tue Apr 25, 2023 1:22 pm

indeed Paul, well said Ted...
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Post  reeft1 Mon May 01, 2023 6:37 pm

Fantastic to see Meeke won the event that Hyundai asked him to do in memory of his good friend, Craig.
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Post  bmd Tue May 02, 2023 5:07 pm

aye it was fitting paul indeed, not sure about the level of competition but as you say, nice that Meeke could win it in memory of Breen...
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