Lynch extends advantage with second straight victory

Wigan racer Tony Lynch has extended his lead in the Supernational Championship standings after enjoying another dominant weekend on track as the MSA British Rallycross Championship in association with ODYSSEY Battery headed for Lydden Hill for the sixth round of the year.

Westhoughton-based Tony made the trip to Kent looking to build on a first win of the year last time out at Maasmechelen, with the main focus being to try and maintain his advantage in the race for the title.

On what would prove to be the best weekend of the year to date for his Lucas Oil Team Geriatric team, Tony was on the pace throughout at the wheel of his Ford KA – leading the way in each of his qualifying heats and then taking victory in his semi-final to secure his place at the head of the pack for the all important final.

Although rival Steve Cozens took the lead early on in the final, Tony soon reclaimed his position at the front and went on to take victory for the second meeting in a row, adding Fastest Time of the Day to secure maximum championship points.

With closest rival in the points Paige Bellerby taking fifth place after a spin, Tony now leads the standings by 21 points with two rounds remaining.

“It’s been a brilliant weekend again, and certainly better than I expected,” he said. “Since Julian Godfrey helped us to make some tweaks to the set-up, we really seem to have hit the sweet spot with the car and it showed again this weekend to help us to a maximum score.

“To win each of the heats, the semi-final and then the final against a highly competitive field is a sign of how well we are performing at the moment and hopefully we can keep this run going in the final events of the year.

“As ever, my team deserve a lot of the credit as they have done a fantastic job to prepare the car and I wouldn’t be in a position to enjoy these kind of results without them.

“Our aim this season was to learn as much as we could about the KA and to try and make an impression in the points. Given where we stand with two rounds to go, there is no doubt that the championship is now a real possibility, but it’s important that we don’t get complacent and put all our focus into getting the job done at Pembrey and Croft.”