The world of motorsport came together on Thursday to pay tribute to Irish World Rally driver Craig Breen who died in a testing crash in Croatia earlier today.
The WRC said:
The WRC family is shocked and saddened to learn of Craig Breen's passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of Craig at this incredibly sad time https://t.co/xdN9qkxlXw
— World Rally Championship (@OfficialWRC) April 13, 2023
NTT IndyCar Series drivers Romain Grosjean of Andretti Autosport and Jack Harvey of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing paid tribute to the Waterford native.
Terrible news. RIP Craig https://t.co/AHEYP5wvni
— Romain Grosjean (@RGrosjean) April 13, 2023
Jack Harvey said:
RIP Craig 🙏🏻 This breaks my heart. Grew up racing with Craig in karts. A very talented driver and a great person. Sending my condolences to his family during this very difficult time ❤️ https://t.co/oq7nmSRdf9
— Jack Harvey (@jack_harvey93) April 13, 2023
Craig’s fellow competitor’s in the World Rally Championship also paid tribute to him.
Ott Tanak commented saying:
My deepest condolences to Craig’s family, friends and all WRC family.
⁰There are no words, everything is just broken 💔
— Ott Tänak (@OttTanak) April 13, 2023
The M-Sport team who Breen competed with last season tweeted:
He was embedded in the world of rally at every level of the sport we all love, and we send our heartfelt condolences to all his friends and family. (2/2)
— M-Sport (@MSportLtd) April 13, 2023
Toyota released the following statement:
— TOYOTA GAZOO Racing WRT (@TGR_WRC) April 13, 2023