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Reid to return on Burns Memorial Rally.

Former WRC champion co-driver Robert Reid will compete on the Richard Burns Memorial Rally next weekend.

Reid, who co-drove Richard Burns to the World Rally drivers' title back in 2001, will link up with Markko Martin, as they give the new Subaru Impreza WRC2008 its debut run in the UK.

The announcement was made last week ahead of the charity event, which is being held to celebrate the life and achievements of England's only World Rally champion.

"SWRT are delighted to be able to support this event with Markko driving the new Impreza WRC2008," said SWRT managing director, Richard Taylor last month, after it was confirmed that Martin would represent Subaru at RAF Marham airfield, Norfolk, over the weekend of September 13-14.

"Richard was an icon of the team and a great World champion for Subaru. We hope the event is a success and that everyone involved as a competitor, organiser or spectator has an enjoyable weekend."

The Richard Burns Memorial Rally is run by the Kings Lynn & District Motor Club (KLDMC). The single-venue tarmac rally will feature over 100 competitors and take in stages of 10-12 miles.

As well as a range of motorsport action there will also be a host of other attractions laid on for fans throughout the two days - including a 'Party in the Park' on Saturday evening with live music and entertainment for competitors, service crews and marshals.

A series of fundraising initiatives will also take place over the weekend, including a VIP Gala Dinner to be held in Officers' Mess with RAF officials, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the tradition of a full Royal Air Force military dining-in night.

It is hoped that all Richard Burns and Subaru fans will turn out and support the special charity event in order to raise as much money as possible for the Richard Burns Foundation and RAF Benevolent Fund.

To buy spectator tickets go to http://www.rallytravel.co.uk/index.php?page=product&id=1 or CLICK HERE.


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Dafydd Larcombe - Unregistered

September 05, 2008 9:33 AM

Im sure this will be a really good event,they always have such a good atmosphere. The fans will enjoy seeing the new Subaru in action with two of the most respected crews from the WRC. Wouldn`t it be a great honour to see these guys pair up and compete in say a third Subaru in next years WRC. They both lost their repected Rally partners whilst at the top of their game and so it would be fitting for them to get together and compete again, Im sure everone would want them to do well, I know I would love to see this happen, It would be a proud moment, they are two terrific guys who have given lots to our sport and continue to do so. I hope the weather is kinder than it is right now for the event



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