Liam Doran not allowed to start Estering World Rallycross event

British rallycross driver Liam Doran failed to start the German round of the World Rallycross Championship after missing technical scrutineering for the event on Friday

Liam Doran not allowed to start Estering World Rallycross event

The stewards of the event, led by chairman Bengt-Goran Grenander, applied article 3.6.2 of the regulations as a penalty, not allowing Doran to start.

The SDRX team cited a delayed arrival of components following Doran's most recent event at the X Games in America as the reason for Doran and his Citroen DS3 not arriving at the circuit in time and missing the scheduled scrutineering for the event.

"I'm gutted to miss round five of World RX like this," said Doran, who won at the Estering in the European championship in 2012.

"I was really looking forward to driving at the Estering, one of the oldest and fastest circuits on the calendar where I've enjoyed strong results.

"It's out of my control to change [the decision]; the time for the technical inspections had passed and I have to accept the official decision.

"All I can do is look ahead to Holjes now [the next round in Sweden]."

Doran was penalised for being late for his pre-event scrutineering slot at the opening round of World RX in Portugal and was limited to four laps of practice.

After the first two heats at the Estering, Team Peugeot-Hansen driver Davy Jeanney leads, ahead of Reinis Nitiss and Tord Linnerud, who rolled in practice.

Petter Solberg is fourth while DTM star Mattias Ekstrom twice failed to finish his races.

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