Doran victorious in British Rallycross Championship as Mayhem hits Lydden Hill

Thousands of action sports fans gathered at Lydden Hill racetrack in the UK last weekend to witness the second annual Mayhem – an event that once again lived up to its name by bringing together some of the biggest names in Rallycross, Drifting, FMX and BMX.

Blazing sunshine welcomed visitors and athletes on the bank holiday Monday to watch Monster Energy’s Liam Doran battle it out for the gold in round 6 of the British Rallycross Championships.

Having already seen fellow Monster Energy teammate Shane Lynch make his Rallycross debut, X Games bronze medallist Liam, who was part of the organization team behind Mayhem, defeated a 15-strong Supercar field to take down a memorable home-circuit victory. Despite struggling with electrical issues in his Citroen DS3 throughout the weekend, Liam showed skilful, determined driving to see him cross the finish line first, two seconds ahead of his fellow racers.

Away from the Rallycross, fans watched on in awe as international FMX legends Andre Villa, Chris Birch and Jamie Squibb put down a jaw-dropping show, before back-flipping BMX heroes Harry Main, Anton McGuirk and Chris Nunn showcased their own version of two-wheeled trickery.

Motorsport legend Terry Grant also impressed with his sensational stunt show, leaving a heavy whiff of burned rubber into the air and a maze of black tire marks etched on the Lydden Hill tarmac. The well-supported Mayhem Drift event rounded off the weekend in style as the large crowd glued their gazes towards the track to watch 16 first-class drifting machines scream their way around the course, leaving only walls of smoke in their wake.

Pleased with the participation, the results and the atmosphere this weekend, Doran commented: “I’m very happy. I was mainly concentrating on my Mayhem show across the weekend but it’s nice to win yourself of course. The car’s been a pain all event as it has kept cutting the engine. I wasn’t missing gears – it was an electronic issue. Overall, it’s gone really well this weekend, with having a proper drift competition as well for the first time. It’s been a good event and we can now build for next year.”

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