Richard Burns has been hospitalised yesterday evening, after fainting. Doctors will give an update today on their diagnosis and the seriousness of his state of health. From now on they have already declared that Richard Burns will not be authorized to race and to enter the Network Q Rally of Great Britain which will take place next weekend.

The entire Peugeot Sport Team express its solidarity and wishes Richard a prompt recovery.

Due to this case of force majeure, Peugeot Sport has asked FIA, on the basis of article 5.1.4 of the General Prescriptions and Article 2.3 of the Regulations of the World Rally Championship, to authorize the crew Freddy Loix -- Sven Smeets to replace the crew Richard Burns -- Robert Reid.