Tony Lynch targets further podium success at Blyton

Wigan racer Tony Lynch will hope to add to his podium tally this weekend when the Autosport International BTRDA Rallycross Championship presented by Cooper Tires heads for Blyton for the second round of the year.

Tony kick-started his BTRDA campaign with a third place finish in the Supermodified class at Lydden Hill last month on what was his first outing in the series since the 2018 season finale.

That podium finish came despite Tony being forced to battle against a misfire on his Ford KA, with the Paul Waldron Motorsport team – running the car alongside members of Tony’s own Team Geriatric outfit – working hard across the weekend to resolve the issue.

In the weeks since the season opener, further work has gone into the KA to provide Tony with the best chance possible of fighting for more silverware when he heads across the Pennines to the Lincolnshire circuit.

Blyton should provide Tony with a different challenge to Lydden Hill, with the circuit featuring a mixture of high speed straights and tight turns – including a number of hairpin bends.

Having enjoyed successful results at the circuit in the past, Tony heads into the weekend in confident mood although well aware – as with round one – that fighting for honours in the highly competitive field will be far from easy.

“We had a few problems that we had to deal with at Lydden Hill in the first round, which was to be expected considering it was the first time we had competed with the KA for a while,” he said. “Despite that, hard work from the team meant we were able to pick up some silverware, which was a great way for us to kick start the season.

“Since Lydden, the boys have been hard at work on the car to make sure that we don’t suffer a repeat of the problems we faced during round one. With that in mind, the goal for the weekend ahead has to be to try and at least replicate the results we enjoyed in round one and challenge for another trophy.

“It isn’t going to be easy given how strong the field is, but if we can stay out of trouble and focus on the job at hand, I’m hopeful we can be right in the mix for the podium places.”