Drivers' Profile


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
4th overall Rally Argentina
1st overall Rally New Zealand
5th overall in Rally Australia
2nd overall Hong Kong-beijing Rally

Richard Burns Report

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