McRae poised to join Ford

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 11 August, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 11 August, 1998, 12:00am

London: Former world rally champion Colin McRae will leave Subaru at the end of this season and join the Ford team in 1999, it was confirmed yesterday.

The 1995 title winner, who currently lies second in this year's drivers' championship behind Toyota's Carlos Sainz of Spain, has won 13 international events with Subaru since joining them in 1992.

McRae will lead the Ford team's challenge, alongside Finn Juha Kankkunen, as they develop the Focus car next season.