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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.

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

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