All of us at MSVR are enormously saddened to hear that Barry Morris, a long-standing part of our motor racing family passed away last week. One of our loyal volunteer officials, Barry was a key member of MSVR, and an integral part of the club’s race weekend operations across the country from our inception in 2006.
Barry was hugely well respected, not only by his fellow officials, but also the racers out on the track. There’s no doubt that his friendly-but-fair approach to clerking was instrumental in the resurgence of the MSVT Trackday Trophy and the success of its sister series, Trackday Championship, as well as EnduroKa, where he took an active role in balancing that series’ competitive but fun environment.
Barry’s influence was keenly felt within the paddock, ensuring that regulations were duly upheld while remaining a popular figure within the community.
His influence within the sport reached far beyond just his role with MSVR though. Indeed, after a lifetime in the sport he was hugely respected not just in circuit racing, but also in rallycross and sprinting, with a wealth of experience working for the BRSCC, HSCC, Lydden Hill and the Borough 19 Motor Club, amongst others.
Barry’s passion, enthusiasm and love for the sport will be remembered by all who worked with him at MSVR.