X Games Gold Medal winner Liam Doran has joined forces with 2014 FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg to form SDRX ahead of the 2015 WorldRX Series and both men are targeting a successful season.
Both drivers will pilot Monster Energy backed Citroen DS3 Supercars and its this line-up combined with the experience of the cars that is making SDRX a pre-season Teams Trophy favourite as well serious contenders for the Drivers Title. Doran endured a difficult 2014 season where he suffered with mechanical issues and also a ban.
However he is seeking a return to form in 2015 as well as looking forward to competing at his home circuit of Lydden Hill, which plays host to round four of the 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship, the WorldRX of Great Britain.
“It’s going to be a very exciting season for sure,” confirmed Doran. “If you’d told me a couple of years ago that I would be team-mate with Petter Solberg, I would have laughed at you, so to be doing this now is pretty cool as there is no bigger name in rallycross.
“I’m really looking forward to showing the local fans in the UK the set-up we have for 2015. Even though I haven’t had the best luck at my home round, I always love competing at Lydden,” Doran explained. “I grew up racing there and know the circuit like the back of my hand. We have developed the car extensively over the winter and I’m confident we’ve got a good level of performance to take the fight to the competition. Bring it on!”
Solberg is also looking forward to better luck at Lydden Hill this year as he has not faired well at the Kent venue as well as a successful title defence after he took the victory during the “WorldRX of Top Gear” event that was held in December last year.
“My luck at Lydden Hill turned after last season with my victory in the Top Gear race,” admitted the Scandinavian ace. “Finally I figured out this great track and, now that I know how to win there, I intend to use that knowledge for all it’s worth.”
With 18 Drivers confirmed to participate on all 13 WorldRX events in 2015, the opposition against Doran and Solberg will be stiff and both drivers will have to work hard to take the Supercar Final win at Lydden Hill on 24-26 May. In 2014 over 40 Supercar Drivers took part in the event.
Advanced tickets for the FIA World RX of Great Britain are now available. These are priced at just £25 for Saturday and £30 for Sunday with any remaining tickets sold on the gate for £30 on Saturday and £35 on Sunday.
Accompanied children aged 12 and under will be admitted free of charge, while camping, VIP Hospitality and a limited number of grandstand tickets are also available in advance.
Those wishing to take full advantage of the advanced ticket offer should visit the official www.lyddenhill.co.uk website for more information.