Rising Scottish rally star John MacCrone has joined forces with Watermans Accident Claims and Care, one of Scotland's leading personal injury firms, to become a road safety ambassador.
It’s a perfect partnership, as Watermans deals with the aftermath of serious road traffic accidents in order to help clients on the road to recovery, and its decision to team up with MacCrone, a former FIA WRC Academy and MSA Team UK driver, underlines the company’s desire to promote safe driving.
The 25-year old driver, who won his home Tour of Mull Rally in 2013, will debut a Watermans-backed Ford Fiesta R5 at the McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill this weekend (16-17 May) – an event which celebrates the 20th anniversary of another Scottish driver, Colin McRae, winning the FIA World Rally Championship in 1995.
Scott Whyte, Managing Director of Watermans Accident Claims and Care, said: “Watermans is proud to support young sporting talent, and it’s great to be able to help a gifted driver like John MacCrone to show what he can do on such a big stage. Given that we deal with aftermath of serious road traffic accidents on a daily basis we are always keen to promote safe driving wherever possible, and John is an ideal ambassador to spread the message that drivers of all ages can’t treat roads like rally stages. As well as supporting John we also feel privileged to be involved in the McRae Challenge, it is shaping up to be a spectacular event and a fitting tribute to the achievements of a Scottish motorsport icon.”
John MacCrone said: “Thanks to Scott at Watermans, we are now working together to promote safe driving on the public roads. Watermans is a company I'm delighted to be associated with and I hope we can deliver them a nice result at the McRae Rally Challenge. Scott had a spin in the car last year so knows exactly what the sport and flat out driving – in a controlled environment – is all about."