For the second time in the FIA World Rallycross Championship this season, the Monster Energy World RX Team have two cars in the semi finals that take place this afternoon, despite a difficult day one in Belgium yesterday.
“We had another tough day yesterday, we struggled for some reason to find raw pace, which is a bit strange because we haven’t struggled to find pace at any of the other tracks really this year,” said lead driver Liam Doran. “In Sweden last week we struggled a little bit but we know why that was. I retired early in the event last year, I hadn’t actually driven there for two years and everyone else has been testing there. I knew where we were, and by the end of the event obviously I got in the final.”
Doran, who had a good run to sixth fastest time in heat four, is confident that the slow start yesterday was more down to driver error than car performance from their Citroen DS3 Supercars, and has aspirations of reaching the final for both himself and team mate Davy Jeanney.
“The cars have both worked well, but we’ve both made some mistakes. Importantly we have both qualified for the semi finals. We both need to push harder than we have been this weekend. My car felt really good in the wet, I hoped it was going to stay rainy but it looks like it is drying out now. I proved in Sweden you don’t need to start at the front in the semi to make the final, so we just need to keep it clean and hope for the best”