Reece Barr - Athlete Ambassador
Have you always been into sport?
Yes from a young age I was always into sport, athletics being the earliest I can remember. I was always looking forward to the school races and then the county and nationals. And then when I was a bit older I got into mountain biking at a similar time to Motor Racing around 10 years old and have always had a passion for intense physical and high adrenaline sports ever since. In general, I was quite a competitive kid and definitely still have that trait today.
How did you first get into Motorsport?
My dad always loved the sport and was an avid spectator and he introduced me to Karting, which is the feeder sport into car racing, when I was 10 years old. I fell in love with the speed and adrenaline I got from driving and especially racing and progressed ever since to where I am today.
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What has been your favourite race to date and why?
My First race in the world of GT3 racing last year at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. As a debut weekend as a guest for the final round of the championship, there was less pressure than normal, which allowed me to enjoy it a bit more. To come away with Pole position in Qualifying and a podium in both races was an awesome achievement. And just a super enjoyable race weekend.
What is your proudest achievement?
My first win in car racing, Round 2 of the championship back in 2016. I had a bad start and went back to 10th position and fought back through, chipping away with an overtake every lap and then fighting for the lead. Coming out on top with a 7 second gap to P2 in my second car race ever was definitely a proud moment.
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
Unfortunately, yes in 2018 in TCR Europe I had a big crash before even reaching the start link, which is less than ideal. I got clipped by another car just after the start which ripped the steering wheel out of my hands and sent me into the wall at 80mph.
How do you overcome setbacks?
I try not to get held back with setbacks, but I always take away from these situations what I could have done better myself to improve on, and to not get caught up on things that happen that are out of my control. I truly believe that the knowledge you gain from setbacks is much greater for the future than the knowledge gained from success.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Trust must be earned and not taken for granted!
What are your goals?
My goal like most people, is to work hard and earn a living competing in pinnacle of the sport I love which then opens the door to all the things I strive to do alongside Motorsport. And most importantly to enjoy life.
Who inspires you?
Personally, I find inspiration from the people who are close to me like family and friends, because from people that are close to you, you get to see the incredible amount of work that truly goes on in the background for them to achieve their goals in life. For me this is where I find the biggest inspiration.
Why work with Sundried?
It’s awesome to work with the Sundried team as they provide a great range of clothing for all the sports and training that I do like Mountain Biking, Road Biking and everyday gym training. It’s great to have such a high-quality selection of clothes for different sports that all come from Sundried.
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