Landsail Team Geriatric aims to impress at Knockhill
Wigan racer Tony Lynch will seek to cement his position at the head of the Retro Rallycross Championship standings when the series heads to Knockhill this weekend for the latest two rounds of the season.
Tony stormed to a first victory of the year last time out at Pembrey, securing an impressive win in the second round of a double-header in his Landsail Team Geriatric-run Toyota MR2.
That allowed him to strengthen his position in the standings as the series prepares to visit Scotland, and a venue where Tony has enjoyed plenty of success in the past.
Victorious in both Suzuki Swifts and BMW MINIs at the circuit, Knockhill was also the venue where Tony wrapped up the 2020 BTRDA Supermodified title thanks to a fine podium finish.
The team has been hard at work in recent weeks trying to get to the bottom of a misfire that had developed on the car, which has now been traced to a damaged exhaust – caused by repeated on track contact from one of Tony’s rivals.
With that problem now resolved, Tony will look to once again feel the benefit of the recent raft of improvements made to the Toyota to challenge for victory around the tricky Knockhill layout, which includes the famous Duffus Dip bend and a high-speed, downhill loose surface section.
“The victory at Pembrey has given us a huge boost as it showed that we are moving in the right direction with the car,” he said.
“Since Pembrey we have been hard at work fitting a new exhaust after it became clear that repeated contact had damaged some of the pipes, which we also believe was responsible for causing some other issues we were suffering from.
“With those problems now fixed, we head for Knockhill in confident mood as it is a circuit that has been good for us in the past, and where we have enjoyed plenty of success through the years.
“You need a car that handles well for the loose part of the lap which can be particularly bumpy, so hopefully the revised AVO Suspension we debuted at Pembrey will really come into its own as we look to challenge for victory.
“With confidence on a high, we’ll be pushing hard – as always – to get the best results possible to boost our championship bid and also to reward the sponsors who continue to support us on track.”