Barii Mori

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Barii Mori
Nationality Flag of Japan svg.png Japanese
Born 19th Feburary 1985
Current Team Flag of Japan svg.png Kamaha Motorsports
Car Number 22
Former Teams Flag of Spain svg.png Team Phoenix
Races 57 (51 starts)
Championships 0
Victories 0
Podiums 3
Points 44
Pole Positions 1
Fastest Laps 3
First Race 2011 F1RWRS English Grand Prix
First Victory N/A
Last Victory N/A
Last Race 2014 F1RWRS Japanese Grand Prix (ongoing)
Best Finish 12th (2014)


Barii Mori (born 19th Feburary 1985) is a Japanese racing driver best known for competing in the F1RWRS

Early Career

Mori started out in Karting like many other drivers, except he was not that good at it, although he competed locally and even in the Japanese Karting league he never scored a podium and managed minor points. However he still believed he could compete and managed to persuade his father to let him have on F3 test, in that test he managed to get within a tenth of the F3 lap record at Suzuka East Course and was promptly signed up for the Middlebridge F3 team. In his first season he got a 4 wins and 5 other podiums and was a few points shy of the title.

He entered Formula Nippon with Nismo Racing and won first time around, his race engineer was Shinji Zanmai who would become principal for Sunshine Infiniti. He won the following year too, he switched teams in his third year and lost out by 9 points. He tried his luck in Japanese GT but was unsuccessful before coming back and winning a 3rd Formula Nippon title.

F1RWRS Career

In mid 2011, he managed to sign up with Team Phoenix bringing a Mugen Honda engine deal and sponsorship from Footwork. The first season would be his best to date getting 2 6th places, including one at his first race. he also managed a 2nd place, a pole position and 3 fastest laps, tied with Daniel Melrose for the season.

2012 was not a good season an 8th and a 5th in the early part of the season would be the best that Mori could manage. He helped Nissan buy Australian Minardi, which caused a strain in his relationship with the team. At the end of the Surfers SuperPrix he left the team and signed up with Kahama Motorsports, although he never got used to the car designed for Kay Lon. An interim car for the 2013 season was used at the non championship 2012 Motegi Charity Race and Mori took his only win in a F1RWRS car.

For 2013, Mori bought Kahama Motorsports for a tin of baked beans and got drunk whilst filling in the entry form so Kahama became Kamaha. The season was a struggle, with only three 5ths to show for the season, these were enough to get Kamaha out of the prequalify battle in the second half of the season. 2014 looked more promising after the team go rid of the useless Ford engines and replaced them with Yamaha units, but Mori could only manage 5 finishes, but 2 of them were on the second step of the podium.

Mori kept the same engine and chassis package, spending a lot of money on trying to improve the reliability of the car. Although the car does look good and is fast, it is still plagued by unreliability with the best result being a 5th in Monaco in which he was rewarded with driver of the race award for coming up from 15th.

Mori has had a long running feud with fellow driver and team owner Sammy Jones, which originated during the 2012 season, with a series of events that have gone to earn the name of The Mori/Jones Saga. Since then, the two have clashed numerous times over a variety of issues, such as Mori questioning the legality of Jones' 2013 car, the CJR-102B, when he accused former driver Lon of handing Jones information about the Kamaha car. The accusations were proven false and the bad feelings between the two remain and show no sign of abating.

Mori also holds the record for the driver with the most entries without a series win.

F1RWRS Results

Year Team Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 DC Pts
2011 Team Phoenix Phoenix PP1
Phoenix PR01B
Porsche 366 Flat-6
Honda MF303AX 3.0 V10
BAV
GER
SAX
LUX
BEL
GBR
ENG
6
KEN
DNPQ
NED
DNPQ
TAS
10
AUS
6
NSW
13
SUR
2
CHN
11
USA
12
=20th 20
2012 Team Phoenix Phoenix PR01B
Phoenix TWR02
Honda MF303AZ 3.0 V10 BAV
DNPQ
SAX
19
GER
8
LUX
DNPQ
BEL
5
NED
DNPQ
GBR
Ret
KEN
15
ENG
Ret
TAS
11
SUR
9
=25th 5
Kahama Motorsports Kahama KT-3 Ford EDB Spec III NSW
20
AUS
Ret
CHN
DNPQ
USA
15
500
28*
2013 Kamaha Motorsports Kahama KM-4L Ford EDCX TAS
Ret
AUS
Ret
MEX
Ret
USA
8
MON
Ret
FRA
9
GBR
5
GER
5
NED
5
BEL
11
POR
11
MED
Ret
MAC
Ret
CHN
15
JPN
17
BRA
Ret
=18th 6
2014 Kamaha Motorsports Kahama KM-5 Yamaha OX10 TAS
Ret
AUS
Ret
BRA
Ret
MEX
2
USA
8
MON
Ret
FRA
Ret
GBR
Ret
GER
6
BEL
Ret
ITA
Ret
MED
Ret
NDS
2
MAC
Ret
CHN
Ret
JPN
7
12th 13
2015 Kamaha Motorsports Kahama KM-6 Yamaha OX10A TAS
Ret
AUS
15
MED
Ret
MON
5
MEX
Ret
USA CAN GBR GER BEL AUT ITA NED CHN JPN BRA =11th* 2*