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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 November 2005, 11:34 GMT
Richard Burns' career in photos

Richard Burns gains experience with two learning years at Subaru that include entry to the occasional full World Championship race

Richard Burns begins his career gaining experience in minor championships before being given a chance by Subaru in 1993

Richard Burns prepares for a rally in Greece

Good showings in the Asia Pacific Championship, attract the attention of Mitsubishi who sign him for an initial rookie year

Robert Reid and Richard Burns hold the Rally of Great Britain trophy back in 1998

1998 sees his first major result when he collects the Rally of Great Britain title while driving a Mitsubishi Charisma GT

Burns takes a corner during his win in Australia

The 1999 season begins with a switch back to Subaru where he drives a WRC Impreza to wins in Greece and Australia

Richard Burns comes close to glory in 1999

There is also another win in his home event but the overall title goes to Tommi Makinen as he finsihes second

Reading-born Richard Burns starts 2000 hoping to better his runner-up spot from the previous year

Burns starts the 2000 season impressively and becomes the first English driver to ever lead the World Rally Championship

Richard Burns races through Kenya on his way to victory

His wins include races in Portugal, Kenya and Argentina as he builds a serious challenge for the title

Richard Burns celebrates Rally of Great Britain success in 2000 for a third time

Despite claiming another win in Britain, it is not enough to avoid being narrowly beaten to the title by Marcus Gronholm

Reid and Burns' triumph coupled with a number of second place finishes sees them close in on the title

2001 begins slowly but his fortunes improve and a win in New Zealand puts him back in contention

After going close twice, Burns and Reid win the World Rally Championship in 2001

The championship is decided in Britain where a third place finish and the retirement of his rivals ensures victory

Richard Burns bows out of rallying in 2003 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour

The last years of his career see top five finishes with Peugeot before ill health forces him to retire at the end of 2003

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