Irish rally driver Craig Breen died in a pre-event test in Croatia.

The accident occurred while Breen was preparing for the world championship.

The incident involved Breen's car colliding with a pole.

Breen's co-driver James Fulton was unharmed in the accident.

Hyundai Motorsport expressed their condolences to Breen's family and fans.

Breen previously competed in the world championship, coming second in six rallies.

Motorsport Ireland and the WRC community expressed their shock and condolences.

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon paid tribute to Breen on Twitter.

Breen was a "world-class driver and person," according to Motorsport Ireland's president.

Breen's passing is a great loss to the sport.