Tony Lynch looks to close the gap at Pembrey

Wigan racer Tony Lynch will look to close the gap at the top of the Retro Rallycross Championship standings when the series heads to Pembrey this weekend for rounds three and four of the season.

Tony endured as mixed start to his campaign at Lydden Hill after gearbox issues on his Landsail Tyres Team Geriatric Toyota MR2 hampered his challenge in the opening two rounds, but he still makes the long trip to Wales sitting second in the early season points.

The Toyota has performed strongly at Pembrey in the past, with the car having undergone significant improvements since in a bid to try and help Tony challenge for class honours during the season ahead.

Whilst the car will continue to run with the standard gearbox that was fitted during the Lydden Hill meeting following the issue that developed with the racing ‘box, Tony remains confident of a strong showing on track at a venue where he tasted victory last year.

Although a repeat would be welcome this time around, the main goal is to try and take points out of current leader Steve Cozens to enable Tony to strengthen his position in the title race.

“We know Pembrey won’t be an easy weekend but we go there confident that we can challenge for some strong results,” he said. “We saw last season that is less of a power circuit than Lydden Hill and that plays to our strengths with the Toyota as the handling of the car is something that we know is very good from all the work that has gone in.

“We’ll have to see whether we can get into a position to fight for victories this weekend but I feel more confident abou our chances than at Lydden Hill last month and we’ll be giving our all to try and pick up some silverware.”