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Fearless co-driver Craig Parry forced to retire

Craig Parry (left) won the British Rally Championship with Elfyn Evans in 2016.

39-year old Welsh co-driver, Craig Parry, has been forced to abandon his co-driving career as a result of injuries sustained in a testing crash earlier this year.

Parry pursued a very varied 20 year career, the height of which was winning the 2016 British co-driver champion alongside Elfyn Evans.

His worldwide activities took him far and wide, including winning the FIA Nancam championship Panama Rally in 2015 with American Dillon van Way in a Fiesta R2.

He became respected for his fearless rallying with Polish driver Leszek Kuzaj, with whom he survived many accidents.

His luck ran out when Gus Greensmith’s test car impacted a hinkelstein in the Baumholder military ranges, breaking his hip and pelvis. He was subsequently hospitalised in Germany for three weeks.

He has been advised by doctors to give up rallying.

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Parry’s place alongside Greensmith has been taken by Italian-born American co-driver, Alex Gelsomino, in recent events.

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Martin Holmes is widely considered as world rallying's most experienced, and most respected journalist. Martin covers the WRC, ERC and all major rally championships around the world.


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