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#1 chunder27

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:42

OK there is a thing in MN about Colin McRae being one of Britain's best motorsport drivers, a fairly interesting choice for a start, but then MN has always been the backbone of rally coverage for many years, especially when Colin was at the height of his powers.


Interesting that some folk did not feature higher.


Especially when you consider the bloke who finished second, a guy called Stuart Smith, who is Brisca F1 stock cars greatest driver.


So, he beats Jim Clark, Stirling Moss, John Surtees, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart, Roger Clark etc etc.


Now, call me doubtful or cynical, but if this vote came from journalists and reporters of all UK motorsport, I doubt very much a stock car driver, though being a fan of this particular sport I can vouch for their skill and also that a guy like Stuart could turn his hand to pretty much anything and be successful, would be at the top of peoples lists!


I am thinking a few fans might have had more than a few votes!  But I may be wrong, anyone know how the votes were cast?


As, with the greatest will in the world, even for Colin to be ahead of Clark, Moss, Mansell is amazing, but understandable. But Smithy second?  That takes some doing!


#2 pacificquay

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 12:45

It was voted for by readers - and given the subjects covered by MN is understandable

#3 ensign14

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 13:00

Smacks a bit of when the speedway fans voted en masse to get Barry Briggs on the Sports Personality of the Year podium.  With the result that the Beeb thought "hm, speedway must be popular" and showed it for the next decade.  Anyone who genuinely thinks Stuart Smith is on a par with Clark needs to be sectioned.

#4 chunder27

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Posted 13 August 2014 - 13:11

I do not buy MN anymore, does anyone know if you could vote more than once?


I tend to agree with ensign!


But really, stock cars have only been a part of MN since the late 90's, I should know, I used to write for them, and even I cannot make sense of this, unless people have been voting more than once.