Pat Doran Announces 2016 British Rallycross Plans


Rallycross Legend Pat Doran has confirmed to the MSA British Rallycross Championship website that he will contest the full season in the 2011 Citroen C4 Supercar that his son Liam Doran took to X Games glory in the same year.

Although the team has been running Citroen DS3 Supercars for the past few years in the British series, the FIA European Rallycross Championship and the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Doran goes on to explain the reason behind using the car, that has recently been rebuilt:

“The C4 has been sitting in bits in the corner of the workshop for a few years now, so we thought we’d put it together,” said Doran.  “More to the point, I’ve now got a car that I can use, rather than people trying to borrow it to do European and World events, which I’ve had for the last few years.

“The C4 is a great looking car! We are going to run it in similar colours to how Liam used it in the European Championship in 2010. It may not be the latest technology, but it’s strong and steady. It’s not as quick as the DS3 but I’m not the youngest on the grid either, so it will do me just fine.”

The LD Motorsports team has also announced that 2015 MSA SuperNational Rallycross Champion Dan Rooke will drive one of their DS3 Supercars in BritishRX and Doran explains his excitement at seeing new talent progress through the ranks:

“I’m going to do the full championship and I just can’t wait. I think it’s going to be a really good year. It’s really exciting with all these youngsters doing Supercar. Obviously we’re supporting one of them in Dan, and we’re trying to give Jack [Thorne] some help as well. It’s just fantastic for rallycross, the sport is growing and the enthusiasm is huge,” said Doran.

The 2016 MSA British Rallycross Championship kicks off at Croft on March 6.