Barry Greer Interview

Barry Greer

Carryduff’s Barry Greer grew up with a family immersed in the world of motorsport. His father, Davy Greer, is still a regular face on the rally scene and runs DGM Sport, a successful rally hire and preparation business.

Being surrounded by rallying from such a young age, it was no surprise that both Barry and his brother Jonny also picked up their father’s passion for motorsport. This week, we grabbed 30 seconds with Barry to find out a little bit more about his passion…

Driver: Barry Greer
Height: 5’7”
Home town: Carryduff
Birth date: 04 June 1987
Occupation: Carryduff Forklift Sales Administrator
Rally car: Ford Fiesta / Mitsubishi Lancer
Hobbies: Gym, music

Q. When did you first get behind a wheel?
A. “I got a Subaru Justy or Vivo I think it was called from the local auctions when I was about 12 or 13. It was great fun!”

Q. Who were your motorsport heroes as a child?
A. “Has to be Michael Schumacher – I was more into F1 than rallying when I was younger, but as the rallying bug grew, it had to be (Colin) McRae.”

Q. What is your favourite rally car?
A. “Ford Sierra Cosworth.”

Q. What was your first competitive event?
A. “I started karting when I was about 10 years old. My first rally was at Bishopscourt in 2005 with a 1400 Group N Polo.”

Q. What is your worst memory in rallying?
A. “Borrowing Shaun Gallagher’s Evo in Norway and rolling it on the ice. The gearbox then disintegrated on the way back to the hotel. There’s nothing worse than damaging something that doesn’t belong to you.”

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