R.I.P Richard Burns. It was exactly this weekend in 1997 that I first saw Richard driving. It was on the Radnor stage of the RAC in the fog where he caught and passed Auriol and set a time no one else could match. To see him that morning put the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. What a true talent and true gentleman the world of rallying has lost!
I met Richard at Punchestown when he was there in the Subaru, seemed ok of a guy. He was bombarded with people lookin signatures and the likes tho so didnt get speakin to him for long. Great pilot, a little bit of a ginger whinger as he was called, but world class as he proved dozens of times over.