Still wait­ing for Bri­tish suc­cess in World Rallycross

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Rallycross was first con­ceived in the UK and the first ever event was held 50 years ago this month at Lydden Hill (Fe­bru­ary 4, 1967), but suc­cess since the cre­ation of the FIA World Rallycross

Cham­pi­onship in 2014 for Bri­tish driv­ers has been some­what lim­ited.

The most reg­u­lar Bri­tish com­peti­tor has been Liam Do­ran, who drove a Citroen DS 3 in 2014 and 2015, in the sec­ond year as team-mate to Pet­ter Sol­berg. Do­ran switched to a JRM Mini RX for 2016 but split with the squad half­way through the year. He did be­come the first Brit to win a semi-fi­nal at Hock­en­heim last May. Jor­dan re­mains the only Bri­tish driver to have fin­ished on the podium.

Guy Wilks made the fi­nal on his debut in 2015 at Lydden Hill in a Mini RX but re­tired with a punc­ture, but has proven po­ten­tial to score bet­ter re­sults. Al­batec Rac­ing team owner Andy Scott has qual­i­fied for the semi-fi­nals six times in the last three years in a Peu­geot 208 Su­per­car. Ir­ish­man Derek To­hill con­tested a full World RX cam­paign in 2014 in an LD Mo­tor­sports Citroen DS 3 and qual­i­fied for the semi-fi­nals on three oc­ca­sions. Tom Onslow-cole has also raced in RX2 (pre­vi­ously RX Lites) and scored a podium.

Liam Do­ran is the most reg­u­lar RX Bri­ton

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