Remembering Richard Burns: Five years on

Remembering Richard Burns: Five years on

Richard Burns won the World Rally Championship at Rally GB on November 25, 2001. Two years to the day later he withdrew from the event and was diagnosed with a form of cancer. Two more years and he was gone. David Evans remembers one of British rallying's heroes.

Five years ago today, British rallying suffered another tragedy. This one had been telegraphed, but it didn't make the loss of Richard Burns any easier to stomach.

So, instead, and for now, let's rewind two years on top of that and play a rather different memory. Once again, to the day and at around two in the afternoon, Britain celebrated its second world champion; England its first.

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