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WRGB statement 19/9/05
On behalf of the Motor Sports Association, International Motor Sports and all our partners involved with Wales Rally GB, we would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Michael Park who so tragically died on Sunday. It was a harsh reminder of the danger that is always present behind the excitement of motor sport at every level.

UK motor sport is fortunate to call upon some of the finest volunteer officials, marshals, rescue and medical personnel in the world. We are always grateful for their efforts and even more so at difficult times like this and we know that this feeling is shared by all competitors.

Sunday`s accident was a terrible way to end what had been a memorable event up to that point, in particular the special stage in the Millennium Stadium that will stay for a long time in the minds of over 21,000 fans who were lucky enough to witness it.

Wales Rally GB will be back in 2006 and, thanks to the extension of the agreement with the Welsh Development Agency (WDA), supported by the Welsh Assembly Government, we can look forward to happier times for the event until at least 2011.

Colin Hilton
Chief Executive
Motor Sports Association

Andrew Coe
Chief Executive
International Motor Sports