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Peter Raymond George "Possum" Bourne (13 April 1956 – 30 April 2003) was a champion New Zealand rally car driver. He died under non-competitive circumstances while driving on a public road that was to be the track for an upcoming race.

Possum competed in the WRC between 1983 and 2003, mostly appearing at the Australasian rounds of the championship. His best finish was third at the Rally New Zealand in 1987. At the time of his death, Possum had just re-entered the world stage, driving a production-class Subaru Impreza in the PWRC. At the 2015 Rallye Italia Sardegna, Hayden Paddon became the first New Zealand driver since Possum to lead a WRC rally.

In 2013, his oldest son Taylor Bourne competed in the 2013 Possum Bourne Memorial Rally with his stepfather and MP Mark Mitchell as co-driver. When Taylor completed the event, he went on to say "It's easy understand why he loved it so much".

Co-driversEdit

  • Ken Fricker
  • Michael Eggleton
  • Mike Fletcher
  • Jim Scott
  • Kevin Lancaster
  • Rodger Freeth
  • Tony Sircombe
  • Graig Vincent
  • Mark Stacey

GalleryEdit

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