HKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
I actually went home last night and re-read his autobiography Driving Ambition. Particularly sad now reading the last chapter where he talked about his future ... and his frequent mentions of Michael Park in the book. He had so much to look forward to in life too ... never mind his driving career.
Looking at those photos I was particularly reminded of the Safari rally which was his first WRC win. They rallies nowadays are "soft" compared to the Safari.
We can only hope they're running rallies up there ... Richard Burns / Michael Park v Possum Bourne / Roger Freeth? (be one great rally ...)
Aleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3240 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2530 times:
Quoting Cornish (Reply 11): I knew he had been very ill, but didn't realise it had got so bad.
When I heard the news about Richard Burns being diagnosed with brain tumor, I thought that it must be something he can win. After all, he was only 32! In fact, all this season, I was looking for news on his comeback.
I just visited his website and looking at photos of Richard Burns, he still looks so live, it was almost impossible for me to realize that he's gone.
Quoting BA757 (Reply 13): Best brought on all his problems by himself too, I never felt sorry for him
You're absolutely right. OK, every premature death is sad in its own way and both Richard Burns and George Best died too soon, but I heard all kinds of crying over Best and his dealing (or not dealing) with alcoholism and how it was the main reason for the deterioration of his health, BBC played over and over that video when Best was talking rubbish on TV totally drunk and everybody should feel sorry for him.
On the other side, we have Richard Burns who could have easily be his son and who fought such a horrible disease and almost nothing was said.