Swift Rallycross Championships

Swift Rallycross Championships

Supercar to Swift for Doran

Devonshire Driver Pat Doran, normally found behind the wheel of a Supercar contesting the Monster British Rallycross Championship Supercar class had a change of pace this weekend after his Citroen DS3 was not ready for the event.    


Doran took the opportunity to hire a Suzuki Swift from Peter Gwynne Motorsport to sample the one make Swift Sport Championship.  Whilst straight in the mix, with equal power trying to pass Swift Hot Shots current leader Graham Rodemark and 2012 Champion Chris Mullen proved a challenge for the larger than life character during the heats.


An eventful final saw Rodemark take the lead into the first corner, yet contact from behind sent his Autopoint Swift into a roll.  Slowing to check Graham's safety and await the expected red flag the rest of the field were kicked back into life as the unharmed Rodemark limped his swift back to into the paddock and the realisation of no red flag.


Doran who had escaped the first corner fiasco and with a clear track head of him bent the throttle pedal in the brut force of determination to reach the line first. 



Another new addition to the Swift Camp this weekend, Monster athlete, Stunt Driver and Multiple World Record Breaker Terry Grant was following yet a mis-judgement of speed into the chicane was all it needed for Canterbury driver Tristan Ovenden to pass.  


Doran took the chequered flag followed by Ovenden and Paul Coney.  Investigations into the incident with Rodemark saw provisional results called with 1st Doran, 2nd, Ovenden, 3rd Grant. 


1   21    Pat Doran   4:03.463
2   72    Tristan Ovenden   4:04.378 
3   44    Terry Grant   4:06.530 
4    1     Chris Mullen  4:09.485 
5   20    Phil Sherwood  4:22.173 
6   99    Kris Fruru    4:23.822 
7   76    Rob Maynard    4:39.198 
8    3    Graham Rodemark  


MSA Junior Swift Championship


Faultless Performance from Hansen Jr


Kevin Hansen continues to keep a perfect score sheet taking the win for all three heats and final at the Mallory Park event on Sunday.  The battling was done between Watford driver James 'JJ' Ross and Northern Lad Charlie Bean.  The pair challenged each other throughout the day with Bean taking second step on the podium after a fight to the line with Ross in the final.

Off track the juniors had not time to rest either as MSA's James Wozencroft and Elliot Challifour joined them to provide coaching on nutrition and fitness levels and giving them an insight into how these can dramatically affect a drivers performance. 



The MSA team will return to continue the development work with the juniors when the championship returns to Mallory Park on 2nd June 2013.

1   3    Kevin Hansen  Suzuki Swift  4:06.354
2   2    Charlie Bean  Suzuki Swift  4:11.153
3   1    James "JJ" Ross  Suzuki Swift  4:11.490  

The championships head to Knockhill in Scotland for Round 3 - 12th May 2013. 

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