Barry Clark (rally driver)

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Barry Clark
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Personal information
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1982-07-30) 30 July 1982 (age 31)
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2003 –
Teams Munchi's Ford
Rallies 16
Championships 0
Rally wins 0
Podiums 0
Stage wins 0
Total points 0
First rally 2003 Wales Rally GB
Barry Clark at the 2008 Rallye de France.

Barry Clark (born 30 July 1982) is a British rally driver born in Aberdeen in Scotland. In 2006 he struck driver Jörg Bastuck during the Rally of Catalunya, which led to Bastuck's demise shortly after.[1] After becoming the Fiesta Sporting Trophy International champion in 2007, Clark has been awarded a drive in the World Rally Championship for one event, and secured funding for two more events.[2] His first event was to be in Turkey driving a Ford Focus WRC for the Munchi's Ford team, but after regular Munchi's driver Luís Pérez Companc had to drop out of the Jordan rally, Clark took his place at short notice. Clark also helps organise his local event, the Speyside Stages organised by 63 car club.[3]

Despite competing in four WRC events in 2008, he was unable to secure sponsorship to enable him to continue at that level and he more or less retired from the WRC. He now runs a successful rally car preparation business in Kintore, Aberdeenshire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Co-driver dies in accident". bbc.com. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  2. ^ "World Rally Championship – News – 2007 Fiesta Trophy winner Barry Clark collects WRC prize drive". wrc.com. Retrieved 6 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "Barry Clark Rallying". clarkmotorsport.co.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2008. 

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