Rupert At The Rally!
Rupert Grint waved a flag as the roar of engines filled the runways of RAF Marham for the start of the Richard Burns Memorial Rally today. A starting line-up of 92 motors set-off off on an eight stage course over two days around the slip lanes and runways of the air base in memory of world championship rally driver Richard Burns, who died in 2005.
Spectators lined the track as the drivers and their navigators set off to pit their skills against some of the best in the world.
Rupert is spending the weekend in Norfolk with his family who are all at the rally watching 19-year-old James, Rupert's brother, who has recently taken up the sport. “It's quite a new thing for him. He is just getting started, but he has got a natural ability,” said Rupert. “I wouldn't have a go. The cars go really fast so it's not something I am brave enough to do.“I trust his ability though. So far he hasn't had any accidents.”
He added that he had been to Norfolk a few times for other rallies in the county. The Richard Burns Memorial Rally was started last year by Sgt Chris Daykin, of II AC Squadron in memory of his friend who had been to the airbase to fly in a tornado.
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