Wigan racer Tony Lynch will look to maintain his advantage in the Supernational Championship standings when the MSA British Rallycross Championship in association with ODYSSEY Batteries heads for Lydden Hill this weekend for the sixth round of the year.
Tony secured a podium finish when Lydden Hill hosted the second round of the campaign back in March, with his team having worked hard since then to make improvements to the KA, which the team is campaigning for the first time this season.
Westhoughton based Tony moved ten points clear in the title race last time out in Belgium, where he secured a dominant victory at the wheel of his Lucas Oil Team Geriatric Ford KA.
Bouyed by his success at Maasmechelen in round five, Tony will look to at least maintain his lead in what looks set to be one of the most competitive Supernational events of the year to date – with a number of front-running cars being added to the entry.
Despite the increased competition, Tony remains optimistic about his chances of further success and vowed to come out fighting as he looks to secure a second win of the year.
“The win in Belgium was fantastic and a huge boost to our confidence, and the aim this weekend is to consolidate the advantage we now have,” he said. “It certainly won’t be easy this weekend against a strong field but at the same time, it might work in our favour as if we can get to the front of the field, there are a number of people who could take points off those who we are battling for the title.
“A win would obviously be the perfect way to protect the championship lead but I’ve been around long enough to know that its points rather than wins that will be crucial at the end of the year.
“The car now is totally different to when we raced at Lydden earlier in the year and I’m excited to see how the changes we have made translate into on-track performance. I can’t wait for the weekend to come around and I’m ready for the challenge.”