Richard Burns, former WRC Mitsubishi Motors works driver dies.

Former World Rally Champion Richard Burns passed away on November 25th, 2005.

Richard was a member of the Mitsubishi Motors world rally team from 1996 to 1998 and played a valued role in helping the team secure the FIA World Rally Championship for Manufacturers' title.

Everyone within the Mitsubishi family sends their sincerest condolences to Richard's family and friends at this sad time.

Richard Burns

Born : 17 January 1971


Photo : Safari Rally Kenya 1998
Richard Burns (right)

Main titles of FIA World Rally Championship
1999 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers 2nd
2000 FIA World Rally Championship for Drivers 2nd
2001 FIA World Rally Championship DriversChampion

Main results (While a member of the Mitsubishi Team) of FIA World Rally Championship
1996 Smokefree Rally New Zealand Winner(W2L) Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III
1997 Safari Rally Kenya 2nd Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Carisma GT IV
1998 Safari Rally Kenya Overall Winner Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Carisma GT IV
1998 Network Q Rally of Great Britain Overall Winner Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution / Carisma GT V
Safari Rally Kenya 1998 Rally of Great Britain 1998