Do­ran dropped from JRM team

Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Eddie Walder

World Ral­ly­cross driver Liam Do­ran has had his con­tract with the JRM Rac­ing team ter­mi­nated with im­me­di­ate ef­fect, the Daven­try-based squad an­nounced on Mon­day.

Brit Do­ran had en­tered the full World RX se­ries with the Mini RX out­fit, and qual­i­fied for the fi­nal at the sec­ond round of the se­ries in Ger­many.

The team has given no in­di­ca­tion as to why Do­ran’s con­tract has been cut short.

“The agree­ment with the team has been ter­mi­nated. This is an in­ter­nal mat­ter and no fur­ther com­ment will be made at this stage,” said JRM Rac­ing team prin­ci­pal, James Rum­sey.

Mo­tor­sport News was un­able to get hold of Do­ran for com­ment be­fore go­ing to press on Mon­day. There are no de­tails on a re­place­ment driver yet.

Or­gan­iser: Jer­sey Mo­tor Cy­cle and Light Car Club When: July 14 Starters: 76

Trevor Wil­lis dom­i­nated the Jer­sey rounds of the Bri­tish Hill­climb Cham­pi­onship with two wins. But de­spite the hill record be­ing low­ered three times and the old record be­ing bet­tered a fur­ther two times, Wil­lis only man­aged to nar­row Scott Mo­ran’s ti­tle lead by one point to 15.

In the open­ing event, hav­ing had a ter­rific qual­i­fy­ing run, Richard Sped­ding was fourth last to go. He posted a time only 0.18s out­side the three-year-old hill record, set­ting a tough tar­get for the fi­nal three.

Next in was Scott Mo­ran and he de­feated the record with ap­par­ent ease, mean­ing all eyes were now on Wal­lace Men­zies. But the Scot de­liv­ered and low­ered the new mark to loud ap­plause at the fin­ish.

This left Wil­lis need­ing to pro­duce an even bet­ter time. De­spite be­ing set an al­most im­pos­si­ble task, a per­fect start put him on course and a lit­tle more than 30 sec­onds later, his time was posted: the Worces­ter­shire-based IT en­gi­neer had gone over a sec­ond

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