Sunday 12th of June 2016

Britain’s Liam Doran is back in action today at Hell in Norway despite extensive damage being caused to his Mini RX in a heavy roll at the first corner of Q2 yesterday.

The JRM World Rallycross team worked late into the night to repair the damage to the car at the fifth round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, and Doran was able to take part in the Sunday morning warm-up session, where he was 18th fastest.

“The boys have done a great job. Obviously it was an accident that wasn’t planned. It wasn’t really anybody’s fault but it did a load of damage to the car. Luckily for us we had all the parts we needed,” said Doran.

“We carry a complete car in spares but if we had damaged the chassis then it would have been a problem, but the roll cage and everything was fine. Having said that, it damaged everything else. The last tumble that looked really mild and boring did a load of damage to the suspension, brakes and so on. We’ve got all new dampers, all new brakes and while we were at it we changed the engine too. It’s a different car but the guys have done a great job. The felt massively different in warm-up but hopefully we can find some good speed today.”

Russia’s Timur Timerzyanov was fastest in warm-up ahead of his World RX Team Austria team mate Janis Baumanis. Sweden’s Mattias Ekstrom was third quickest.


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