Ian Launches New Webpage

With Ian moving to pastures new for 2001 in the co-driver stakes, he has also launched a new commercial webpage as outgoing codriver Simon looked after the old one!
So, please spend a while browsing this 2000 season page but also aim your browser at -


to see how Ian progresses in 2001.

If you would also like to keep your eye on Simon's progress, you can do so via his recently launched page -


Co-Driver available for 2001 British Rally Championship or Super 1600 Rally Masters Series

Co-driver Simon Ashton is now available for the 2001 British Rally Chgampionship, or Super 1600 Rally Masters Series.

Simon has been responsible for all the Ian Barrett Rallying publicity in 2000 including the web-page, pre and post event Press Releases and the on-event Newsletters as well as all the Roger Clark Award packs, sponsorship packs and usual co-driver duties.

So, if you if you want more than just the usual co-driver - contact Simon Ashton NOW on -


or visit www.simon-ashton.com for further details.

Friday 27th October 2000


The Roger Clark Award - Vote IAN BARRETT!!!

Motoring News are running a feature article on all the Roger Clark Award contenders on the 24th of May.

There will also be an online voting system so that you can join the Official Partners (M SPORT, XTRAC, Michelin, Ford Racing, Fisher Engineering, T L CLOWES, Sunseeker, Motoring News and Roger Clark Motorsport Ltd) and the Associate Sponsors (Richard Burns, ANCRO National Rally Series, Xenogamy, Genesis Design, Historic Motorsport, AutoWindscreens, Drive & Survive and The International Rally Drivers Club) by nominating (hopefully!) me for a place in the final!

So look at the Roger Clark Award web site, get a copy of Motoring News and vote Ian Barrett!

(Thank you...) 22nd May 2000


Barrett to drive Proton

Ian Barrett (Clayton West, Huddersfield) will swap mounts for the final round of the Mobil 1 British Rally Championship to drive the Bridge Garage Proton, the car that has already clinched the Championship class title.

The Proton Satria Sri has been the class of the field in 2000 and the opportunity has arisen for the youngster to put it to the test. "I'm looking at my options for next season and taking the Proton to the Manx International to give me a feel of what I've been up against" commented the nineteen year old Roger Clark Award contender. "I'm under no illusions for the Manx, this is still my first year in the Championship and it will be my first visit to the notoriously tricky Isle of Man roads. We've had a bit of a disastrous season so I just want to get some mileage under my belt and see how close to the pace we can get in a proven car."

Barrett and co-driver Simon Ashton (Sheffield) will then consider the options for 2001 following a season of experience gathering after the giant step made from Club to International level rallying.

Sunday 23rd July 2000



Giant Component Manufacturer Backs 19 Year Old

Nineteen year old, Ian Barrett (Clayton West, Huddersfield), has secured financial backing to assist his campaign of the 2000 Mobil 1 British Rally Championship.

Delphi (Aftermarket), a division of Delphi Automotive Systems - the product previously branded AC Delco, are using the opportunity to spread the Delphi brand name.

"We see this as an opportunity to promote our new name to the motor trade with a 'toe in the water' sponsorship package. We obviously see a bright future for Ian with the possibility of going further with him as his career progresses. Our recent acquisition of the AP Lockheed division to the Delphi group means motorsport is now an obvious marketing tool" a Delphi spokesman added.

Roger Clark Award contender Ian, along with co-driver Simon Ashton (Sheffield), start the season's championship trail next Saturday (18th of March) with the Wrexham based Vauxhall Rally of Wales in a Group N (showroom car class) Vauxhall Corsa. The two day event will see the Team in action on some classic forest stages in Mid-Wales following in the tyre tracks of the factory teams.

"Following my victory in the Northern Stage Rally Championship last year, the British Rally Championship will be a huge step up but I'm really looking forward to it," stated Ian "rounding off the year with the Network Q Rally Great Britain will be a dream come true!"

9th of March 2000