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Former World Rally Champion Richard Burns, Dies  
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2732 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Very sad news indeed. One of the best rally drivers ever. And only 34 year's old too
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/motorsport/world_rally/4472642.stm

Simon

[Edited 2005-11-26 10:56:10]


Simon - London-Aviation.com
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User currently offlineA340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1981 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Wow, what a day of mourning over in the UK...First George Best, now Richard Burns...sad indeed, these greats going too early.

Jeffrey



"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
User currently offlineNoelG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

Aged 34 - that's no age to die Sad

RIP.


User currently offlineCyclonic From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 231 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Really great guy, really talented driver. A great loss to the sport.


Keith Richards: The man that Death forgot...
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

Sad year for rally first did Mr Parks die in a WRC accident and then Mr Burns
of illness.... Sad


User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 909 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

This is not a good year for rallying. Losing two great talents...

R.I.P. Richard Burns


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

I didn't realise he was that ill. I knew about the brain tumour, but I didn't realise it had become terminal. Damn.


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8447 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

I'm completely and utterly speechless.. I knew he had the tumor but never ever thought it was that bad. I'm shocked. What a bad year for British Rallying, loosing two of its best.

User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

I am so shocked I can't even think of anything to say...

God Bless you.. R.I.P Richard Burns

Rob  wave 



''Live life on the edge, Live each and every day like it's your last, Hell you only live once''
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

It was really a shock to me when I read this. It's a shame. He was too young and a great talent, too.

May God bless his soul. R.I.P. Richard Burns



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User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2501 times:

RIP RIP ... what a sad loss. He was too young to die, and had too much left to achieve in both his chosen sport and in life.


4 Engines 4 LongHaul
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

Very sad news indeed - I knew he had been very ill, but didn't realise it had got so bad. A real talent who will be sadly missed.


Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

I don't want to stir up a hornet's nest but I was outraged on Saturday that the BBC was going on and on about Best with hardly a word for Richard Burns.

I find this most disgraceful and shameful.

Back to Richard, it is indeed a great loss for motorsport in general.
I only hope he is currently battling it out with Senna and other greats who unfortunately were taken before their time.

UTA  checkeredflag 



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User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2456 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 12):
I don't want to stir up a hornet's nest but I was outraged on Saturday that the BBC was going on and on about Best with hardly a word for Richard Burns.

That can be said about more than just about the BBC too...

Best brought on all his problems by himself too, I never felt sorry for him - shame he put his friends and family through it all - its them you have to feel sorry for.

Disgusting really.

Adam

[Edited 2005-11-28 14:42:29]

User currently offlineHKGKaiTak From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 1050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2426 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 ...)



4 Engines 4 LongHaul
User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4681 posts, RR: 47
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Bummer, unfortunate loss of a great driver. Sad. R.I.P.


"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2410 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.

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 12):
I don't want to stir up a hornet's nest

You're free to do so. I'm really angry, too.



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