Articles tagged Richard Burns

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Obituary - Richard Burns

On the fourth anniversary of winning his WRC title, Richard Burns died. He was just 34. John Davenport pays tribute to a British rallying icon. I never had the chance to sit beside Richard Burns in a rally car. But I did watch the RAC Rally in 2000, when he collected his hat-trick on the event. It was a revelation to see just how much his style required the Subaru to go sideways, like an old-time...

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Event of the Month

Autosport International: The NEC, Birmingham When exactly is it too late to stop wishing friends and colleagues 'happy new year' each January? In the motor racing world, it seems the end of the Autosport International Racing Car Show is the unspoken cut-off date. At the NEC, contacts are reconnected after the slumber of Christmas, seasons full of promise are launched and there's a buzz that our...

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The month in Motor Sport

July 18: Manuel Gião loses his victory in the recent Nürburgring Formula Opel Euroseries round. After a protest, the Portuguese is deemed not to have been running when the race was halted (he had spun into a gravel trap) before winning the restart. Jason Watt inherits the spoils and cuts Gião's points advantage. 22: Sources suggest that Reynard is instigating action against the FIA through the...

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Lunch with Paddy Hopkirk

The PM, Brucie, The Beatles… They all wanted to know this Belfast boy after his Mini win in Monte Carlo. But that was just one of his many successes In the UK at least, the frenzy surrounding Lewis Hamilton’s World Championship win last November spread far beyond Formula 1’s normal audience, and for a few days his name was on the lips of politicians, comedians, media pundits, even the priest on...

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The month in Motor Sport

May 17: Alfa Romeo announces that its British Touring Car Champion Gabriele Tarquini is to make his BTCC return at Oulton Park. 19: Honda BTCC racer lames Kaye gives the 'thumbs up' to the re-opened Croft circuit, which is shortly to host its first race meeting for 14 years. 19: Michael Schumacher tops the post-Spanish GP testing times at Barcelona. 19: Four-times Le Mans winner Henri Pescarolo...

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December

12:Durango, a midfield Formula 3000 team, announces Formula One ambitions for 1997. 13:ITV snatches coverage of Grand Prix racing from the BBC. with effect from 1997, with a deal which will see it pay FOCA 10 times the 'Beeb's' going rate. Veteran commentator Murray Walker, above, is left contemplating the possibility that he has just one more season remaining in F1, although sections of Britain'...

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Colin McRae (1968-2007)

When a legend dies, it's always hard to find words adequate to mourn his passing, It is doubly so in the case of Colin McRae, killed in a helicopter accident near his home in Scotland. McRae was no ordinary man but someone whose charisma and enthusiasm extended beyond the world of international rallying, to genuinely enthuse a whole generation with excitement and ambition. It would be simple to...

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Festival races for glory

F1, Can-Am, TransAm, cowboy boots and Richard Petty –– it could only be Goodwood... Key theme for the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be 100 Years of Grand Prix Racing. Under the banner 'racing for glory', cars spanning a century of GP racing will take to the hill on July 7-9 as past and present stars of the sport enjoy the event's garden party atmosphere. At least seven current F1 teams...

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The month in Motor Sport

November16: Rally driver Paul Frankland is one of a group of men arrested and charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. Frankland had earlier been subject of an investigation by the BBC's Cook Report. 17: Golfer Nick Faldo, rock star Chris Rea, Jordan designer Gary Anderson and South African sports car racer George Fouche all have a run in a Jordan 193 at Silverstone. 17: Hideki Noda...

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The one that got away - Corolla coaster

Carlos Sainz: 1998 RAC Rally It doesn’t get much tougher than to be just yards from a world championship – and have it snatched away. John Davenport explains To paraphrase Lady Bracknell, to lose one world title may be regarded as a misfortune, to lose both looks like carelessness. At the start of the 1998 RAC Rally, the factory Toyota team had a chance to sweep the manufacturers' and drivers'...

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