World Rallycross Championship regulars Liam Doran and Andreas Bakkerud will race in rounds two and three of the British Rallycross championship at Lydden Hill this weekend.
The RX Cartel duo will share a JC Raceteknik Audi S1, with Doran driving in round two on Saturday and Bakkerud driving on Sunday. It will mark the first team either driver has got behind the wheel of an S1 in competition since the 2019 World RX season finale, as the pair campaigned GC Kompetition Mégane R.S. RXs on the global stage this year.
“I’m definitely stoked to be getting another race in before the end of the year,” said Doran. “I had a tough World RX season this year, I think everyone did really. It was a strange one.
“I’m happy to get back behind the wheel especially at Lydden. And it is cool to be back in the Audi as well.”
Bakkerud meanwhile returns to British RX having previously competed in the 2018 season opener at Silverstone alongside Sébastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen.
Both will be joined by JC Raceteknik regular Enzo Ide, who will be making his British bow with the recently-crowned World RX teams’ champions.
“I’m very happy that I’ll be racing this coming weekend,” said Ide. “I’ve driven the Lydden Hill track on my simulator and it looks nice, and it will be good fun to be driving again with this amazing World Rallycross Championship winning team. I’m really looking forward to it.”
JC Raceteknik team principal Joel Christoffersson added: “It will be very fun to go back to Lydden Hill this weekend, a unique, proper rallycross track.
“It’s been a long time since we were last there and it will be great to be back on track with Enzo for the last race of the season. We’re going to enjoy it as much as we can and to help Enzo develop as much as we can, to be prepared for next year.
“To be working with Liam again will also be fun, I was his mechanic in 2011 so have worked with him before. He knows Lydden well and he knows the Audi from World RX [in] 2019 so it will be interesting.”
Capping off a raft of World RX wildcards at Lydden Hill will be Oliver Bennett, who also competed in the BRX season opener at the Kent venue earlier this year.