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Nigel Raeburn – a star fades.

 

15 Oct 2017

It is with great sadness we recently received the news that rallying legend Nigel Raeburn has passed away. Nigel was an incredible person, his disposition always sunny and he would help anyone, a true gentleman.

Nigel was always at the top of his game and navigated several top drivers in his career, the events spanning Motoring News rounds of the 60’s and 70’s to International events such as the International Welsh and Rothmans Manx International. Arguably, his best results came in 1970 whilst partnering Will Sparrow in a Mini – It was a year where Nigel won three very high profile events, The Hackle, Vale and Fram Filters International Welsh rallies.

Nigel published a series of articles for the HRCR via his blog, the history available here is fantastic  https://nigelraeburn.wordpress.com/about/

From social media:

Rob Faulkner: “Very sad to hear.  Nigel was a great help to me in my early days, particularly on Le Jog.”

Paul Wignall:  “One of Britain’s all-time great navigators and a thoroughly nice guy too, pity he has picked up an early penalty at the last control!”

Richard Watton: “This is very sad news. Nigel was a most modest man and, in spite of his significant achievements, a perfect supporter and ambassador for the sport. Thank you, Nigel. RIP.”

HERO passes their heartfelt condolences on to the Raeburn Family and those close to them, Nigel will be sorely missed.

 

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