Burns aims to win milestone event

Britain's Richard Burns will contest his 100th WRC event in Finland this weekend, and the 2001 world champion says he'd love to mark the occasion with his first victory for Peugeot

Burns aims to win milestone event

The Englishman is the pacesetter in the drivers' title race and a win in Finland would go a long way to securing this year's top prize.

"The best way of celebrating my 100th [WRC] rally would be to win it," said Burns. "When you look at the last few years I have always gone well and got good results. That is something I intend to carry on with.

"This year I think it will be a very hard rally. Not only will we have Finns to contend with, but I think [Ford's] Markko Martin will be very fast here. When you look at the Ford and the pace it has shown on this kind of surface, I think it will definitely be up there with us."

Team boss Corrado Provera said recent history is on Peugeot's side to take the honours this weekend.

"Peugeot has contested this rally seven times and won it six times," said Provera. "The only gap was in '99 when our car was young and Marcus Gronholm was even younger. Since then we have moved on. The car is faster and more reliable, so I think we can achieve something here if we all work hard."

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