Garry Pearson, Rally Driver

Born and raised 25 years ago, in the rural town of Duns in the Scottish Borders, I learnt to drive on the same roads as the famous Formula One driver Jim Clark. Naturally talented behind the wheel, I quickly adapted to rallying, just one day after passing my driving test. Since then, I have gone on to win several championships. Following university in Edinburgh, I joined the family business becoming the fourth generation at Pearsons of Duns, a sizeable retailer in the Scottish Borders.

Garry Pearson

My career so far...

Scottish Rally Championship 2016

I started to show my true potential – recording my most successful year to date.

Snowman Rally
4th Scottish Rally Championship

Border Counties
Tied 1st Scottish Rally Championship

Scottish Rally
1st Scottish Rally Championship

Speyside Stages
1st Scottish Rally Championship

Grampian Stages
2nd Scottish Rally Championship

Galloway Hills Rally
Lead after 4 stages. Mechanical failure end of Stage 5 lead to retirement and loss of championship title.

2015

Peugot 208 Rally CarI travelled to France with my Peugeot 208 and drove for AFC Racing in three events. Top British crew in the Peugeot 208 Cup that year.

Peugot 208 Rally Car

2014

Garry Pearson driving a Peugot 208 in the British Championship Rally
Driving a Peugeot 208, I competed in three events in the British Championship Rally. Finishing 1st in the R2 Class in the Jim Clark Rally and 2nd in the Scottish Rally. I was 4th overall in both events. In the Pirelli International Rally, I suffered a mechanical failure whilst lying 4th overall and 1st in the R2 Class.

2013

Garry Pearson driving a Ford Fiesta R2Driving a Ford Fiesta R2, I entered four events in the British Rally Championship. I got podium finishes in the Pirelli and Trackrod rallies, with two DNFs due to mechanical failures in the Scottish Rally and Jim Clark Rally.

2012

Garry Pearson driving a left-hand drive Renault Twingo R1Entering the full British Rally Championship with a left-hand drive Renault Twingo R1, I won the much coveted British Junior Rally Champion title, as well as the inaugural Twingo R1 Renault Sport UK trophy.

2011

British Rally Challenge in a Nissan Micra 1000ccI undertook the British Rally Challenge in a Nissan Micra 1000cc, proving to be a thorn in the side of more powerful cars and winning the Stars of the Future Award. I exceeded expectations by gaining 4th overall in the Challenge and comfortably became Class RC1 Champion.

2010

Garry Pearson at the Sunseeker RallyIn this early season of rallying, I was identified as one of the most promising Scottish youngsters. Selected to showcase my talent at the Sunseeker Rally, I finished fourth overall, driving a four-wheel drive car for the first time.