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Gareth Roberts: 1987-2012

16 June 2012

Tributes are pouring in for Welsh co-driver Gareth Roberts, who has died in an accident on the latest round of the IRC Series in Italy.

What follows are a selection of tributes to the 24-year-old.

Motor Sports Association:
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Gareth Roberts.

Carlos del Barrio:
Sad news coming from Italy. All my support to the family and friends of Gareth Roberts. Very Sorry for Craig also. Rest in peace, Gareth.

Nicky Grist:
I am very disturbed at the news of Gareth Roberts. My caring thoughts are with his brother Dai and his parents.

Mikko Hirvonen:
Heard the sad news from Italy. Me and Jarmo want to send our condolences and thoughts to Gareth's family and friends... A sad day...

Matthew Wilson:
Really don't know what to say. What awful news from Targa Florio rally. I honestly can't believe it. RIP Gareth.

Gerard Quinn:
Really sad news, sincere condolonces to Gareth's family and friends. What a fantastic happy little guy. I'm so sad.

M-Sport:
A sad day. Our thoughts are with Gareth's friends and family. The world of rallying has lost a true talent.

Chris Atkinson:
Really sad to just read that Gareth Roberts has passed away in Italy. My thoughts are with his family and friends! RIP

Patrik Sandell:
A sad day for rallying, RIP Gareth Roberts, all our thoughts are with his family..

British Rally Championship:
Following the sad news of Gareth Roberts' death the whole BRC team offers its condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Gareth.

Wales Rally GB:
Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Gareth Roberts.

Becs Williams:
Huge sadness in NZ to hear the tragic news about Gareth. His amazing smile will be missed by us all. Thoughts are with his family & Craig.

Colin Clark:
Gareth, your smile, cheeky grin and enthusiasm were infectious. The service park will be an emptier place without you. RIP wee man.

Frederic Viger:
Everybody at Motors TV wishes to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Gareth Roberts on this very sad day...

Andreas Mikkelsen:
I didn't know Gareth very well, but he seemed like a really great guy and he was clearly a very good co-driver. Ola and I send our condolences to Gareth's family, friends and to Craig.

Skoda UK Motorsport:
Skoda UK Motorsport is shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic loss of one of Britain's most talented and dedicated up-and-coming co-drivers, and our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to Gareth's family, friends and rally colleagues at this very difficult time.

Paul Hembery:
Words cannot express our shock and sadness. At this difficult time we would like to convey our sincere condolences to the family, friends and fans of Gareth. We are all devastated.


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