Wigan racer Tony Lynch produced a battling performance on track at Glosso to maintain his lead in the Retro Rallycross Championship standings.
The Landsail Tyres Motorsport Team Geriatric driver made the trip to Belgium seeking to add to the fine double win at Pembrey that had seen him move to the head of the championship standings.
Despite never visiting the circuit before, Tony was quickly up to speed at the wheel of his Toyota MR2, with a series of changes made to the car ahead of the weekend paying dividends as he won the opening heat of the weekend and then took second place in heat two.
Further improvements to the car were then made overnight ahead of the remaining two qualifying heats, with Tony once again fighting at the sharp end of the field to ensure that he would line up in second place for the final.
Fighting hard to get ahead of the Mini of Terry Moore off the line, Tony grabbed the early lead before coming under attack from his rival, who would battle his way back to the front.
Tony however would follow him home in a solid second place to ensure a solid haul of points that enables him to retain his position at the head of the standings ahead of Rounds 6 and 7 of the campaign at Pembrey later this month.
“It would have been nice to come away from the trip to Belgium with victory, but second place is a good result in terms of the championship as we were able to finish ahead of our main rivals,” he said.
“Having never visited Glosso before, we weren’t sure how the car would perform but the pace was good from the outset. The work we did ahead of the weekend proved to be positive, and we made further improvements that will benefit us going forwards.
“Terry just had a little bit too much for us in the final, but the important thing is that we stayed out of trouble and put some good points on the board. Now we can look forward to the return to Pembrey later this month and hope to replicate our winning form there.”