Russell Brookes

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Russell Brookes
Brookes at the 2009 Autosport International.
Born(1945-08-16)16 August 1945
Redditch, Worcestershire, England, U.K
Died30 October 2019(2019-10-30) (aged 74)

Russell Brookes (16 August 1945 – 30 October 2019) was a British former rally driver. He won the British Rally Championship with a Ford Escort RS1800 in 1977 and with an Opel Manta 400 in 1985.

In 1978, he won the Rally New Zealand, a round of the FIA Cup for Drivers, the predecessor to the World Championship for Drivers.

In the World Rally Championship, he finished on the podium of his home event, the RAC Rally, three times in a row from 1977 to 1979.

Brookes died on 30 October 2019 at the age of 74.[1]

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