TG chats to X-Games champ Liam Doran
Citroen’s Rallycross driver on crashing a GT-R at 160mph and racing at Pikes Peak…
Posted: 31 May 2012
Caught out is one way of putting it though. Trying to scrub off 100mph with cooked brakes is probably more accurate. You see, young Doran - he's only 25 years old - tells me that once filming had been wrapped up for the day, he decided to take his cousin out for a hot lap of the ‘Ring. ("He'd never been there before")
And because he'd spent the day drifting around the GP circuit, the temperature of his brakes had reached levels Mephistopheles himself would object to. "I was on the main straight at around 165mph - and I don't care what people say, or if they think I'm making excuses - but my brakes were really hot. I put my foot on the pedal and it went straight to the floor. I pumped it three or four times but nothing happened."