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“It’s so hard to come back from last in the semi-final” – Doran after World RX of Latvia

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Liam Doran made back to back semi-final appearances in Latvia but believes he did not get a chance to show the real pace of the Renault Megane.

A broken boost pipe in Q2 was a setback for Doran but he was able to make the semi-finals by winning his race in the final qualifying session.

The Monster Energy GCK RX Cartel driver said: “I had another up and down day here in Riga, it seems like it’s a constant rollercoaster ride for me. The car had issues throughout the day and I didn’t get a real opportunity to show the pace of the car nor me really I don’t feel.

Nonetheless, we got to the semi-final and had a good start, which was going to plan and got through to P3 but then got binned out of the track and dropped back to last. To be honest, it’s so hard to come back from last in the semi-final.

You can come out of a fight in the first corner but throughout the race it’s hard because everyone has got great pace. I’m a bit frustrated with myself for giving up a little too soon then – I didn’t really fight with Marklund for P5 and then realised in the last lap there was still reason to fight and sped up again.

We got in the semi-final so it’s a step forward but overall of course, not how we wanted to end the day.

Doran and the team are still working on ironing out reliability issues which have proved very costly and will look to make more progress to fight towards the front at the next double-header, the World RX of Barcelona-Catalunya on 17-18 October.

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