Lynch chasing strong Lydden score

Wigan racer Tony Lynch has his sights firmly fixed on a front-running performance when the 2016 MSA British Rallycross Championship in association with Odyssey Battery heads for Lydden Hill this weekend for the second round of the year.

Westhougton-based Tony enjoyed a mixed start to his Super National class campaign at Croft earlier this month, with the potential in his new Ford KA being shown by a series of impressive lap-times.

However, an unfortunate retirement from his semi-final means Tony goes into this weekend’s meeting seeking to make up ground in the points.

With his car now fully repaired, Tony makes the trip south buoyed by the early promise in the KA, with the target being to push for at least a podium finish.

Alongside an expanded British Championship entry, Tony will also be on track with a number of rivals from overseas for the Easter meeting and he insists that staying out of trouble will be a key factor in his bid for success.

“The car has been fully repaired after the damage we picked up at Croft, and we’ve also worked hard to fit new suspension for this weekend,” he said. “The car is fully straightened out and ready to go, and I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel and see what we can do when we get to Lydden Hill.

“Croft was certainly a bit of an eye opener for me when it came to driving the car as there is plenty for me to learn, but the potential was clear to see in the lap-times we were able to put in. It was only down to bad luck that we had some contact and things ended as they did, and that is something we are keen to avoid this weekend.

“Obviously, the fact that a number of Belgian teams are set to be joining us – alongside a few more Super National teams from over here – will make it busy on track, so it’s important we keep out of trouble and don’t take any undue risks. We need to focus on the teams who we are going for the title with, and not put it all on the line dicing with a visiting team who aren’t in championship contention.

“Given that we are still learning about the car, it may be too much to think we can win this weekend but there is no reason at all why we can’t look to come away from Lydden with some good points and then aim to push on from there.

“I’m still massively excited about the KA and what we can do with it; I can’t wait to get started again this weekend.”