Currently: Performance Director, MSA
Career highlights: 2001 FIA World Rally Champion co-driver; 1993 MSA British Rally Champion co-driver
Robert Reid is best known for co-driving Richard Burns to the 2001 World Rally Championship title in their Subaru Impreza. But his contribution to and knowledge of British motor sport extends far beyond that. Robert’s rallying career began in 1984 and for seven years he competed as a navigator on all manner of rallies around the UK, truly discovering the perseverance and dedication required to become one of the very best in the business. His partnership with Burns started in 1991 and together they won the British Rally Championship before going on to challenge for – and ultimately win – the WRC crown, as well being runner up twice. Robert is the MSA’s performance director, responsible for the development of motor sport talent in Britain and its promotion on the international and world stage.
Robert's achievements with the MSA have received widespread acclaim and have been recognised by the FIA. Today Robert is Performance Manager at the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy as well as Vice-President of the World Rally Championship Commission.