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Rally Great Britain announce Burns and Park awards

New awards in memory of Richard Burns and Michael Park The Richard Burns Trophy and a cheque for £1,000 will go to the highest placed British junior driver in overall classification who holds a UK and Northern Ireland passport, a competition ...

New awards in memory of Richard Burns and Michael Park

The Richard Burns Trophy and a cheque for £1,000 will go to the highest placed British junior driver in overall classification who holds a UK and Northern Ireland passport, a competition licence issued by the Motor Sports Association and was born on or after 1st January 1981. FIA priority 1 or 2 drivers are not eligible for this award.

The Michael Park Trophy will go to the highest placed British junior co-driver in overall classification who holds a UK and Northern Ireland passport, a competition licence issued by the Motor Sports Association and was born on or after 1st January 1981.

Co-drivers accompanying FIA priority 1 or 2 drivers are not eligible for this award.

Commenting on the introduction of these awards, Andrew Coe, Chief Executive of International Motor Sport (IMS), organizers of WRGB said; "On behalf of Wales Rally GB we are delighted to include these two new annual awards. In recognizing the tremendous contribution which both Richard and Michael made to our sport we hope that these awards will inspire young British drivers and co-drivers to achieve their own goals within rallying by adopting the same determination and professionalism which made Richard and Michael so successful."

Robert Reid, who partnered Richard Burns throughout his career, added; "Wales Rally GB wanted to do something to commemorate Richard and Beef. They already had a young drivers award which was unnamed so with my Richard Burns Foundation hat on it made sense to create a co-drivers award to go alongside it and name it after the boys. Competitors in the Junior, Production and British Rally Championship classes are all eligible for the awards. It is in the spirit of what Richard and Beef would have supported themselves."

-credit: www.walesrallygb.com

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Series WRC
Drivers Richard Burns , Robert Reid , Michael Park