Still waiting for British success in World Rallycross
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