• Sep 27, 2010
Jimmy Girvan and Mike Ramsay head out for stage one – Click above to watch video after the jump

James "Jimmy" Girvan, former Scottish Rally Champion, has died as a result of a crash at the this past weekend's Colin McRae Forest Stages Rally in Scotland. According to the BBC News, Girvan's Subaru Impreza collided with some boulders then was thrown into the surrounding trees. Mike Ramsay, Girvan's co-driver, had to be cut free from the vehicle but he escaped with a minor arm injury. Jimmy Girvan, 56, was pronounced dead at the scene. After the tragic accident, race organizers shut down the event, which itself serves as a memorial to legendary driver Colin McRae who was killed in a helicopter accident in 2007.

We have video footage of the rally cars heading out from the first stage, including Girvan's red Subaru Impreza. It was the last stage he finished at the event before his crash in Stage 2. You can watch the video after the jump, with Girvan and Ramsay pulling up to the starting line around the 1:20 mark. Our deepest sympathies go out to Girvan's family, friends and colleagues. Thanks for the tips, all.

[Sources: BBC News, YouTube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      RIP. Condolences to his loved ones.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very sad, but comes with this type of racing. Thoughts for the families!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well he's now Staged behind Collin and Richard Burns on the great Rally stage in the sky. Where the call is always "6 (insert direction), 60 straight and over crest to finish". RIP James
      • 4 Years Ago
      My sympathies to the family.......
      • 4 Years Ago
      Tragic loss to the Subaru community. My heart goes out to the family.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really sad. Condolences to the family...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah, this is horrible.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Condolences to the family, team and friends of James Girvan,
      God Speed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A rally driver killed in an accident in an event to remember a rally driver killed in an accident...

      The irony is pretty sad some times. RIP James Girvan.
        • 4 Years Ago
        That's not really irony. It would be ironic if a rally car driver was killed at a memorial for a killed rally car driver while doing something non-dangerous... like playing foosball.

        Death is never completely unexpected in rally racing, or racing of any sort.
      • 4 Years Ago
      RIP. My condolences to his family and friends.
      • 4 Years Ago
      My condolences to his family.