You've signed on with a games company to make Richard Burns Rally, how involved do you plan to be with that?
They're keen to have me involved quite a lot. Especially in things like the layout of the game. We want to make it quite different from other racing games. Robert, my co-driver, is heavily involved too, it'll be his voice giving the directions. I have to admit, I don't play a lot of computer games. I don't want to mix them up with the real thing, it's one thing to crash a set of pixels...
The guys have done a hell of a lot of research, they're trying to get everything right. I'm going to be there to add the detail. There's loads of things you can measure, but some stuff you just have to be a driver to know about. That's what I'm going to be doing.
Why have you chosen now to do an autobiography?
It's the year after I won the WRC and I have a lot to talk about. Plus, I felt there wasn't a decent book about rallying. If I'm writing it, then I can do something no one else can and put the reader in the driving seat.
Richard Burns Rally is expected to release in September 2003 and his book, Driving Ambition, is out now.