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Dick Barker

Dick Barker, Formula 2 meeting, Oulton Park, 31st March, 1972. Press Photo, free to use, jpeg copyright; Richard Jenkins, 2017.

Dick Barker, Formula 2 meeting, Oulton Park, 31st March, 1972. Press Photo, free to use, jpeg copyright; Richard Jenkins, 2017.

Born:

Jan 1940

Died:

c. 2009

Nationality:

Great Britain

F2 starts:

1 (1972)

Also raced in Formula 3 and Formula Atlantic. Real name has often been listed as Richard Dickinson-Barker but this isn't confirmed. Barker was almost always seen in a Brabham, whether it was a BT28 for his Formula 2 and Formula 3 efforts, or a BT29 in Formula Atlantic. However Barker did appear in an Alexis Mk 17 in Formula 3 in 1969 and also raced for the marque in 1975. Barker survived a fiery crash that made news headlines for its ferocity in 1972 at Crystal Palace. Barker also competed in Formula Ford 1600 and worked for his father as a timber merchant. Barker was in poor health in the mid-to-late 2000's and is now believed to be deceased.

Biography last updated 13 Jan 2017