World rally star Richard Burns dies

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    Very sad news... :( Englands first and only World Rally Champion and on the 4th anniversary of his WDC too. :(

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  2. 840quadra Moderator

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    Truly sad.

    One of the most entertaining characters to watch, and listen to, since I started really watching WRC in 1999. I loved his young attitude at the time, and how he tried new things to the point were it got him attention, and won many events.

    Truely a loss that I will feel, and will relate to the level of loosing Mark Lovel and Roger Freeman. Two members of the Rally community that I have had the honor of meeting, and talking to.

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    Very sad; a young man with a lot of life ahead of him had it not been for that tumour.

    In the light of the press saturation about George Best, I wonder how much coverage this will receive. I, for one, feel this death far more sad and wasteful.
     
  5. 840quadra Moderator

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    Agreed.

    I have devoted the top story of my homepage to this announcement, and linked to the page that iGav has proved us a link to. Many of use in the Minnesota USA Rally fan / worker community loved and respected Richard Burns style.

    This is a sad day for me, even though I never met the man.
     
  6. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Thats a real shame, I used to watch him on some of the Welsh stages with my Brother-in-law, I'm always amazed at what a talented man in an overpowered car can achieve on a loose road surface...

    RIP Richard Burns.
     
  7. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    I couldn't agree more. Someone at the peak of their career and not someone who died long ago at the bottom of a bottle.
     
  8. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    I sometimes wish he was still out there then perhaps loeb wouldn't be winning everything,

    RIP Richard Burns
     
  9. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Just seen this on BBC. That is really sad. RIP Richard. Seems horrible to be saying RIP twice in two days.

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