Daniel Barritt at the 2014 Rallye Deutschland
August 23, 1980|
|World Rally Championship record|
|Active years||2000, 2002–present|
|Teams||M-Sport World Rally Team, Citroën Junior Team|
|First rally||2000 Wales Rally GB|
|First win||2017 Wales Rally GB|
|Last win||2017 Wales Rally GB|
Barritt was born in Burnley, UK. His family has been involved in rallying for three generations. 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.
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.
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. 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.
In 2009, Barritt and Conrad Rautenbach competed in the World Rally Championship. 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.
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.
|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|
|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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