Liam Doran ”The British Bomb’ announced this week that he is to drive a Prodrive prepared Mini Supercar in the XGames and GRC from the XGames in Barcelona in May. After testing a Prodrive WRC mini at Lydden Hill earlier this year.
“Prodrive are delighted to be working with Liam to bring the MINI to the Global Rallycross Championship. There is a huge growth in interest in Rallycross from fans, drivers and teams. It’s a dynamic and exciting sport and we know we are going to have to work very hard to make the MINI competitive against the more established competitors. It is however great to have Liam, a former XGames winner, to share his experience with us and to drive the MINI RX. Clearly our target is to be capable of podiums and ultimately victories in the Championship,” said Richard Taylor, Prodrive Business Development Director.
With Liam’s experience in rallycross and Prodrive’s team expertise, with an impressive resume working with many high profile drivers over the years, together they are prepared to develop a competitive car to race in the remaining XGames in Barcelona, Munich, and Los Angeles, along with various GRC events in America.
“I am really excited about this project. I think Prodrive will bring a lot to rallycross. After testing the mini at Lydden I know the car will be competitive with some minor changes to get me some more power. It is a great car to drive and I really believe with the help of Prodrive and Monster Energy we can bring us home some gold,” Liam said of his new MINI.