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The tragedy of Possum Bourne's death

The tragedy of Possum Bourne's death

The President of the United Future New Zealand party, Inky Tulloch, said today the death of motorsport icon, Possum Bourne, is a great loss to New Zealand.

"Possum and I used to rally together in the 80's. He was a genuinely good bloke who never let success change him or go to his head."

Mr Tulloch often met Possum at races in New Zealand and Australia, where Possum won Australian rally championships while Inky was winning Australian Super Truck championships.

"We last shared a table at the Australian Motorsport awards in Melbourne. He was always cheerful, always helpful. Indeed, if I ever got depressed or upset at races, all I had to do was have a chat with Possum and I came away feeling a whole lot better.

"I want to extend all my sympathy and best wishes to Possum's wife, Peggy, and the family," said Mr Tulloch.

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