Burns for World Champion in 2000?

Richard Burns has clinched second place in the 1999 FIA World Championship with a near faultless win on the Rally of Britain -- and wants to go one better in 2000

Burns for World Champion in 2000?

'It's fantastic to be part of a Subaru 1-2,' said Burns. 'Everything has worked well for me: the car, the tyres, the mechanics, the whole team. It's fantastic to have so many people cheering you on, too. There were even fireworks on the hills at one point! I've been a lot more relaxed this year and I think that has helped me on this year's event.'

The victory, the third of Burns's season, is also the 100th win for Prodrive. And to make the day perfect, Juha Kankkunen finished second, the third 1-2 for the Subaru team this year.

Team boss David Richards said: 'This is a stunning result for Richard, and he is runner-up in the World Championship. He deserves it, but I don't think you've seen anything yet. I think you'd be a fool to bet against him being World Champion in 2000.'

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