Glenrothes MSC were shocked to learn of the sudden passing of Richard Hyslop, a GMSC member and long standing recovery provider at both rallies and at Knockhill. “Piper 5” has had most of our competing members on the end of a tow rope or on his A frame at some point!
Married to Hazel and with a son Jake, Richard was a “well kent face” throughout Scottish motorsport and a dedicated servant for many years, fitting in his commitments around his job at Scottish Gas.
He was the recovery operator for all of the Glenrothes rallies for over a decade. This year he covered the Condor rally then went to hospital the following day for a kidney transplant. He was back in June for the Summer Stages, with the operation a success, and was also working at Knockhill for the touring cars at the weekend, making this news all the more shocking.
Glenrothes MSC wish to convey their condolences to Hazel and Jake and to the rest of their family, and to his many friends who now have to come to terms with this loss.
Speaking personally, I knew Richard for more than 25 years. He helped me with all my early rally cars both with preparation and at events. He was a guy that was quick to volunteer assistance, happy to get stuck in and never looked for praise or reward. We had great times together with the rest of our crew, with the trips to Mull particularly fondly remembered. He was waiting at Tobermory the first time I finally finished Mull with a bottle of champagne, with the rest of the crew long since in the beds. As Secretary for events, I never had to book Richard, he already had them diaried and never let us down. He was one the truly good guys of the sport, and will leave a gap that will be difficult to fill.
– Gordon Milne