Eponymous team principal Bernard Dolan has ruled out team orders in the third BRSCC Avon Tyres National Championship race at Croft, where his driver Niall Murray could win the title.
Murray’s Team Dolan stablemate Jack Wolfenden starts on reverse grid pole for the race, with Murray starting alongside him.
A ninth placed finish or better would guarantee Murray his second National title in three years, though Dolan was quick to dismiss any notion team orders could be deployed.
“The drivers want to try and get the best result for themselves and it would be unfair of me to ask them to,” he said.
“It’s not the last round of the championship, so there’s no point.”
Even with dropped scores taken into consideration, Murray could skip the final round of the season at Donington Park should he score the required results. But were it to continue on to the final race of the season, Dolan’s position would be the same.
“If it was the last race I’m sure I wouldn’t even need to say to the drivers. If one of their fellow drivers were in a position to win it, I’m sure they’d work together anyway. I don’t need to do it, I wouldn’t need to say it.”
“As long as they don’t take themselves off, that’s the most important thing.
Dolan has three cars starting in the top four positions, with Matt Round-Garrido starting immediately behind Murray on the grid. Though he has not scored a podium in the first two races, Round-Garrido set the fastest lap in race two earlier on Sunday.