Sarah Everitt, the partner of Andy Mort — the co-driver tragically killed today in the fatal accident on the Mull Rally — has requested his life should be marked by going ahead with the Celebration Walk, which traditionally marks the end of the rally, today (Sunday, October 11).
Andy (47), died yesterday in an incident on SS7 when his car, driven by John MacCrone, crashed into a field. MacCrone (26), who won the event in 2013, is currently in hospital in Glasgow after suffering serious injuries. Both competitors are from Dervaig.
It will be an emotional gathering for the 3000 residents of the close-knit Inner Hebridean island. The population is further swelled by members of the 150 crews who started the rally on Friday evening, and the thousands of people who flock to support the annual iconic event.
The walk, which will also reflect on the death of 41-year-old Chris Lawson, from Otley — the driver of Car 130, who died suddenly on the island on Monday — will start at 2.30pm.
Starting at the Aros Hall in Tobermory, the walk — also supported by the family of John MacCrone and led by three rally cars — will end at Ledaig.