Born on July 26, 1964 in Puuppola (Finland)
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.
|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|
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.
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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