Daniel Barritt

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Daniel Barritt
2014 Rallye Deutschland by 2eight DSC3014-Daniel Barritt.jpg
Daniel Barritt at the 2014 Rallye Deutschland
Personal information
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1980-08-23) August 23, 1980 (age 38)
Burnley, England
World Rally Championship record
Active years 2000, 2002–present
Teams M-Sport World Rally Team, Citroën Junior Team
Rallies 112
Championships 0
Rally wins 1
Podiums 6
Stage wins 34
First rally 2000 Wales Rally GB
First win 2017 Wales Rally GB
Last win 2017 Wales Rally GB

Daniel Barritt (born August 23, 1980) is a British World Rally Championship co-driver from England.[1]

Background[edit]

Barritt was born in Burnley, UK. His family has been involved in rallying for three generations.[2] His grandfather, for example, was a navigator (in the 1950s) and his dad adopted the same activity two decades later, at which point Barritt started going along with his dad. This piqued his interest from a very young age. He thinks he saw his very first rally from his bassinet.

Early co-driving[edit]

Barritt believes that his hometown, Burnley, played a part in his sporting career, given the number of famous stock car and bike racers who hail from the area. The city also has motorsport clubs which help those interested get into the sport and for sure assisted Barritt when he first started out.[3]

Going pro[edit]

When Barritt was 16, he co-drove for his dad in Scotland on the Tour of Mull Rally. From then on he was hooked. In 2000 in England, he drove in his first rally. He turned pro in 2002.[citation needed] From 2006, Barritt became a regular co-driver in the WRC (World Rally Championship), marking the start of his three-year partnership with Fumio Nutahara, a PWRC driver.[citation needed]

In 2009, Barritt and Conrad Rautenbach competed in the World Rally Championship.[4] In 2010 he switched back to PWRC with Toshi Arai. In 2011 and 2012 he navigated for Alastair Fisher, a WRC Academy front-runner. He then joined Elfyn Evans at the time that Evans started making his mark in 2013, and also co-driving with him as part of the M-Sport World Rally Team in 2014.[5]

Career highlights[edit]

One highlight occurred in 2002 when David Higgins approached him and asked if he would co-drive for him in the British and US championships. At the US international rally three days later, he was part of the winning team. Another highlight was the 2008 Tour of Mull rally that he won with his friend Paul Mackinnon.

Year Event
2017 Returned as co-driver to Elfyn Evans. Lost win in Argentina by 0.7 of a second, got another second place in Finland and took first WRC win on Wales Rally GB.
2016 Finnish Rally Championship
2015 Picked up first podium finish with third in Argentina, finished second in Corsica after leading most of the rally.
2014 First full season in a WRC car for the M-Sport team. Fourth overall in Mexico and Germany, fifth overall in Italy and winner of the Power Stage on the ADAC Rally Deutschland.
2013 Winner, WRC2 on Wales Rally GB. 2nd in WRC2 in Germany and France. 6th overall in Germany (WRC2) and Sardinia (WRC)
2011/12 WRC academy and selected WRC events with Alastair Fisher
2010 PWRC and selected events with Toshi Arai
2009 Full WRC championship with Conrad Rautenbach and Citroen Junior Team
2008 PWRC with Nutahara, Middle East championship 3rd, BRC
2007 PWRC with Fumio Nutahara plus BRC
2006 PWRC with Fumio Nutahara, 2nd in championship with 3 wins. BRC Phillip Morrow
2005 BRC
2004 BRC and China National Championship
2002/3 SCCA American champions with David Higgins
1997–2001 Local and national rallies
1996 1st Rally Tour of Mull

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniel Barritt Profile". EWRC. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Daniel Barritt: Co-Driver Profile". World Rally Championship. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Interview With Burnley Born – Daniel Barritt". Your Village Life. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Barritt gets World Rally Championship spot". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Daniel Barritt: Co-Driver Profile, Career Summary". WRC. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  6. ^ "About Elfyn Evans and Co-Driver Daniel Barritt". About Elfyn. Retrieved 4 February 2015.