TG chats to X-Games champ Liam Doran
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Posted: 31 May 2012
"Me and Tanner are good friends, actually. I get on with him really well." Liam is smiling a bit now. Good. "I chill out with him when I go to America, but we've got this rivalry that's built up. We're very evenly matched - and because of that, we're always near each other on track - and we're sponsored by different energy drinks.
"I beat him at the X Games last year, he's beaten me a couple of times in the European championship, it's a bit to and fro", he says. But don't mistake his nonchalance for arrogance, he's acutely aware of who he's beaten. "I'm just a kid who has overnight just accidentally fallen into this position.
"Ken Block, Tanner Foust, Marcus Gronholm, Travis Pastrana - these are massive names and I still get star struck around them."