When news broke of Liam Doran’s huge accident at the Nürburgring last week, we naturally feared for the worst. Liam’s 600+ bhp Nissan GT-R had left the circuit and backed into the tyre barrier. The car was a write-off, but thankfully Liam walked away with just a few cuts and bruises to show for his ordeal.
European Rallycross Championship front-runner Liam Doran will start his 2012 season by racing in the first round of the Monster Energy MSA British Rallycross Championship, at Lydden Hill Race Circuit next weekend, before contesting the European Rallycross Championship as well as the US-based Global Rallycross Championship.
News of Lotus’ entry in the GT category of the FIA Rally Championship in 2012, got me thinking about the relationship between road and rally cars and whether we, the customer, are still benefiting from the participation of car manufacturers in the sport.