FIA World Rally Championship

Mark Wilford from WRC Promoter has passed away due to illness

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Credit: WRC Promoter GmbH

The FIA World Rally Championship family is now mourning the loss of a great name in the sport as one of the backbones for the WRC has passed away. Mark Wilford passed away on 1 September due to a short battle with illness.

He spend more than two decades of his life to dedicate his love for rallying, he started first by covering national rally series in his native United Kingdom before he made a switch to M-Sport Ford and later climbed the ladder to join the newly formed WRC Promoter.

Wilford was one of the most respected names in the rally paddock and quickly formed a great reputation to be the guy you could chat with or get some trusted opinions from. He joined WRC back in 2013 as the PR and Communication Manager during the WRC Promoter´s formative days.

During this difficult time, we at The Checkered Flag are sending our thoughts to all in the WRC paddock as well as the family of Wilford, he will be missed as one of the greatest journalists.

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