According to a Facebook post by iconic rallycross on January 4, 2023, Mark Flaherty has passed away. Mark Flaherty passed away from undetermined circumstances.
No information was supplied about the funeral services. On social media, people are paying respect to and expressing their sympathies to him.
At the age of 18, Mark Flaherty began competing in rallies. Three years later, he switched to rallycross. On the back of the sport’s surge in popularity in Britain in the late 1980s, Flaherty established himself in rear-wheel-drive racing with the two-litre MKII Escort before moving up to the Supercar division with the renowned Group B MG Metro 6R4.
Back-to-back A pair of British Championship event victories in 1993 came after winning the Lydden Hill Championship in 1991 and 1992 and the British Rallycross “Driver of the Year” accolade in the last season. Flaherty went on to win the British Rallycross Drivers’ Association Champion despite competing against some of the sport’s top European competitors.
After taking a brief break from racing in 1998, Flaherty made a comeback in 2012 and competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup for several seasons. Since then, he has kept himself in the public spotlight by competing in the British Championship and other rallycross events.
The British driver put his helmet away at the end of the Group B era of rallycross, but he made a comeback in 2012 with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Great Britain. Since then, he has kept a close watch on the sport by competing in several national and international rallycross events, joining the RX2e field for the Catalunya curtain-raiser in 2021.