This weekend just gone was the Memorial Rally for the late Richard Burns. Many Drivers and their Co-Drivers turned up at Marham Airfield in a host of rally-prepped vehicles to commemorate him and we had someone there representing Mini Sport too.
You may remember a past post about Rob Meynell and his Mini Clubman coming in to have its suspension set up after been rebuilt, before heading to the Richard Burns Memorial Rally. Unfortunately the Clubman will be returning to the Mini Sport Garage late this week to have new rear suspension fitted as the Clubman took a good shunt from a curb early on in the event.
The atmosphere was positive but the early knock prematurely ended their event but they were more than happy to watch the rest of the drivers battle it out and of course wonder at the Mini WRC Countrymans’ that were on show. In fact it was a WRC, ProDrive prepared Mini that won the event with Pierre Campana behind the wheel. Campana will be heading to Germany next to make his WRC car debut in the next round of the World Rally Championship for the Drive-Pro Team, along side the official Mini WRC Team.
The Mini WRC drivers Kris Meeke and Dani Sordo were also at RBMR testing for the upcoming German Rally but shared the MINI over the two days meaning they did not feature in the results but gained valuable knowledge and familiarisation on the “stop-start” tarmac event. The full results can been seen here.
It was a great weekend for all Rally fans and all in memory of Englands first Rally World Champion, Richard Burns.