Remembering Richard event to honour Burns

Prodrive and Richard Burns Foundation announces Remembering Richard event
Fans and friends of the 2001 world rally champion Richard Burns, who died from brain cancer five years ago this year, will be given the opportunity to remember the British hero during an event at Prodrive's headquarters in Banbury this Saturday [25 September].

The inaugural 'Remembering Richard' event has been jointly organised by Prodrive, which oversaw Richard's WRC title triumph alongside co-driver Robert Reid, and the Richard Burns Foundation charity, which is hoping to raise vital funds to help those suffering from brain cancer and other neurological disorders.

Among the highlights of the day will be an engine 'sound-off' in place of the traditional minute's silence, which begin when the Impreza WRC, which carried Burns to world title glory, is fired up. Some 400 owners of the limited edition Richard Burns Impreza RB5 and RB320 road cars will then start their cars' engines to show their appreciation of the Reading-born driver. 

Other attractions during the day will include: 

The Richard Burns car collection, including some of the great cars Burns drove such as his Group N Subaru Legacy, Peugeot 206 WRC and world championship-winning Impreza WRC

One-off opportunity to get your photograph taken with the entire Richard Burns Collection 

Display of hundreds of RB5 and RB320 Impreza road cars including Richard's RB5 #1 and Richard's father Alex Burns' RB320 #1 

Prodrive Heritage Centre featuring several famous rally and race cars built by Prodrive 

Limited edition Remembering Richard polo shirts and RBF merchandise on sale including limited edition stickers to remember the day 

Opportunity to pre-order the souvenir magazine kindly produced by Total Impreza, the event's Official Media Partner 

Guest appearances by Richard's co-driver Robert Reid, Prodrive's technical head David Lapworth and father Alex Burns plus other guests to be announced 

Simulators and other displays including a the 850bhp Impreza Gobstopper 

Raffle drawn by Alex Burns 

Access to the event, which runs from 1000hrs-1500hrs, is free but donations to the Richard Burns Foundation are warmly appreciated.

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Scampscat - Unregistered

September 24, 2010 11:55 AM

An excellent idea. It's such a shame that Richard didn't get to show the world his full potential. I'm sure his World Championship was the first of many, but he was taken too soon. R.I.P. Richard and thanks for the memories.

mortie - Unregistered

September 25, 2010 9:05 PM

Hoping that you all have fond memories of one taken too soon and the sound of so may engines ringing out, loud enough for Richard to hear. He surely would of won again, what great idea for a memorial R.I.P.

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