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Pat Doran Wins British Rallycross Championship

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Pat Doran triumphed over adversity in the final round of the British Rallycross Championship at Croft, North Yorkshire on Saturday, when he became champion for the first time. The Sittingbourne driver suffered a torrid time during practice when his Ford RS200 blew a head gasket – desoite tge fact that it was a brand new engine installed after an expensive blow-up at the previous round.

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1994 European Rallycross Championship

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1994 European Rallycross Championship

The 1994 championship was characterised by intense competition between Hansen (winner of the first two rounds); 1993 champion Jean-Luc Pailler (winner of the next two rounds) and Martin Schanche, who claimed the first of three victories in round five at Croft in June. That win came as a huge relief to the Norwegian as he had put his Escort on pole position in each of the previous two races and twice had been foiled by Pailler. At Croft too, the Frenchman led until a controversial clash i the second corner left the Citroen on its rook and Martin the winner from the restart.

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1994 British Rallycross Championship

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1994 British Rallycross Championship

For the British Rallycross Championship, 1994 was a year of change. Not only was it taken under the wing of the BRSCC, it also brought together direct competition between the European Rallycross Championship-legal supercars and the redundant Group B rally cars. Finally it produced the first ever winner from outside the UK in Irishman Dermot […]

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1993 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

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1993 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

Enjoy Richard Hutton, Barry Squibb (Ford Escort), Martin Schanche (Ford Escort Cosworth), Pat Doran (Escort Cosworth), Will Gollop (Peugeot 309) exchange paintwork in this classic Rallycross final from Brands Hatch.

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1993 Rallycross Review

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1993 Rallycross Review

Three British drivers have had a tough year in Europe in 1993. The 1992 European Champion, Will Gollop, debuted his new Peugeot 309 and has had mixed results, having experienced teething and engine problems. Pat Doran was runner-up in the European Championship last year, the big man from Milstead has suffered more bad luck than anyone else this year but still managed to come through as the top British Division Two driver with 8th in the European Championship. Finally, it’s all credit to one of the youngest drivers, Richard Hutton, who competed his first season in Europe and finished an outstanding 3rd overall in Division One.

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1993 – A New Era in the European Rallycross Championship

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1993 – A New Era in the European Rallycross Championship

1993 Was a new era in rallycross, it sadly marked the end of the redundant Group B rally cars in international competition and the arrival of the Group A specials. With the arrival of the new cars came the inevitable teething problems experienced by most debuting a new car. From the Ford RS200, appeared a flurry of Escort Cosworths and the chunky Metro 6R4 were reborn as the desirable Nissan Sunny GTi-R.

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1992 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

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1992 British Rallycross Grand Prix Final (Video)

Autoglass Rallycross GP Final from Brands Hatch. The UK has a glut of entrants including Will Gollop, Barry Squibb, Rob Gibson, John Welch, Trevor Hopkins, Dermot Carnegie and Dennis Biggerstaff, all competing for the UK’s ultimate Rallycross title.

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25 Years of Rallycross

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25 Years of Rallycross

As long as enthusiasts enthuse there will always be prolonged debate on the birth of rallycross. Opinion is divided about the first rallycross meeting; some say it took place at Brands Hatch in 1963, others that Lydden was the venue in 1967. The Brands Hatch event was conceived to help the BBC TV Grandstand production team, a one-off meeting designed to fill the void caused by the cancellation of numerous horse racing events because of heavy snow and reoccurring sharp frosts.

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1991 British Rallycross GP Final (Video)

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1991 British Rallycross GP Final (Video)

Will Gollop already has two GP Rallycross title’s to his name and is all-out for a record third…Enjoy the Metro 6R4 and Ford RS200 Group B rally cars before they are banned forever!

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1991 FIA European Rallycross Championship

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1991 FIA European Rallycross Championship

In the absence of reigning champion Matti Alamaki the rallycross pundits, particularly the Norwegians, tipped Martin Schanche for this year’s FIA European title. But no one told Will Gollop it was supposed to be a one-horse race and the British driver gave chase to the hot favourite with great style.

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