Drivers' Profile


TOMMI MAKINEN

Born on July 26, 1964 in Puuppola (Finland)
Single
Lives in Jyvaskyla (Finland)

Started his rally driving career in 1985 with a Ford Escort

In 1988 Tommi won the Finnish Rally Championship in Group-N. In 1990 he earned a chance to drive a Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 in 5 World Rally Championship events. He finished twice in the top 10 places overall and won the Group-N three times. In 1994 Tommi Scored his first WRC overall win 1000 Lakes Rally. He made his debut for the Mitsubishi Works Team at the 1994 Sanremo Rally. On the Swedish Rally of this year, he displayed his driving skills by taking the Lancer Evolution… , to a spectacular second place finish.

Main results:

1988 Series Champion for Group N in the Finnish Rally Championship
1990 1st Group N in the Rally of New Zealand
1st Group N in the 1000 Lakes Rally
1st Group N in the Rally Australia
3rd Group N in the Sanremo Rally
Series 3rd for Group N in the World Rally Championship
1991 2nd Group N in the Swedish Rally
1993 4th overall in the Swedish Rally
4th overall in the Acropolis Rally
4th overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally
1994 1st overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally
Joined Mitsubishi Ralliart Team
1995 4th overall in the Monte Carlo Rally
2nd overall in the Swedish Rally
2nd overall in the Rally of Malaysia
1st overall in the 1000 Lakes Rally
4th overall in the Rally of Australia
1st overall in the Rally of Thailand
1996 1st overall in the Swedish Rally
1st overall in the Safari Rally
2nd overall in Acropolis Rally


RICHARD BURNS

Born: January 17, 1971
Place of Birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Lives: Gloucestershire, England
Hobbies: Fitness training, Mountain bikes, motor cycling Jetskiing
First rally : 1988

In his first full year of rallying in 1990, Richard Burns won the prestigious British Peugeot GTI Cup, and from that point on the red-haired youngster went on to win every national title Britain had to offer.

Just three years later, at the age of 22, he won the British International Championship while driving for Subaru, becoming the youngest driver ever to do so, and was quickly promoted to the Asia-Pacific and World Rally Championships with the team.

Richard cites his third overall on the 1995 RAC Rally, his home round of the World Rally Championship, as his best result so far.

Burns joins Team Mitsubishi Ralliart for 1996 to contest the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III.

Results :

1990 Peugeot GTI Cup Champion
28th overall RAC Rally
1991 Peugeot GTI Rally Champion
16th overall RAC Rally
1992 Mintex National Rally Champion
1993 British Open Rally Champion
1st overall Vauxhall Rally of Wales
1st overall Pirelli International
1st overall Scottish International
1st overall Manx International
7th overall RAC Rally
2nd overall Rally of Thailand
1994 3rd Asia-Pacific Rally Championship
2nd overall Rally of Malaysia
2nd overall Hong Kong-Beijing Rally
2nd overall Rally of Thailand
5th overall Rally Australia
5th overall Safari Rally
1995 9th World Rally Championship
7th overall Portugal Rally
3rd overall Hong Kong-Beijing Rally
3rd overall RAC Rally
3rd overall Thailand Rally
1996 2nd overall Rally of Malaysia

Richard Burns Report







Copyright 1996 by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

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