Rallycross

Doran secures back-to-back titles

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Pat Doran has successfully defended his British Rallycross Championship title. He secured his second title in as many years with victory in the Blyton round of the championship.

Victory at Blyton also served as his third consecutive round victory in the 2010 installment of the championship.

Doran secured the championship title with one round remaining in the season, and speaking after the result, an obviously elated Doran said “I didn’t expect to keep the title this year because the British championship has been very competitive; there were five different winners in the first five events”.

He attributed his success to a clean run through the year, “I won it through consistency and reliability, Graham [Rodemark, his engineer] did a great job of preparing the car and it has been 100% reliable, all I had to do was sit in it a drive!”, added Doran.

The victory at Blyton came in stellar form, with victory in both heats, and then outright victory in the Superfinal, which he won from pole.

The Superfinal was once red-flagged, after Steve Hill rolled his Mitsubishi Lancer E9. Thankfully he was unhurt in the incident, and the Superfinal got underway once more.

Andy Scott led the charge to close down Doran, but the chase failed. Doran delivered a solid drive to claim victory in the event, and in-turn, the 2010 British Rallycross Championship.

In the Blyton standings, David Binks finished second, with Scott completing the podium positions on third.

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