Tony Lynch bids to retain advantage on Welsh return

Wigan racer Tony Lynch will seek to retain his place at the head of the Retro Rallycross championship standings when the series returns to Pembrey this weekend for the penultimate race weekend of the season.

As was the case earlier in the year, the South Wales circuit will play host to two rounds with racing taking place on both Saturday and Sunday, with Tony seeking to try and replicate his double win from the previous visit in his Landsail Tyres Motorsport Team Geriatric-run Toyota MR2.

That double success played a big part in Tony hitting the front in the points standings and he was able to retain his advantage last time out in Belgium, where he celebrated his first ever appearance at the Glosso circuit with a hard-earned podium finish.

Since returning from European soil, Tony and the team have been hard at work on the Toyota, with work having been carried out on both the suspension and gearbox to leave the MR2 fighting fit for the weekend ahead.

With an increased field set to do battle this weekend in the Retro class, Tony makes the trip aiming to try and add to his victory tally but with one eye also firmly fixed on the bigger picture of maximising his score to keep his title bid on track.

“We had some great results at Pembrey earlier in the season and it would be fantastic if we can go back to Wales this weekend and repeat them,” he said. “We know that won’t be easy, but I’m hopeful we can in the mix for some silverware and hopefully push for a win.

“We’re at that stage of the season where the points are more important than ever, so it’s important that we stay out of trouble this weekend to retain our position at the front.

“We’ve put a lot of work into the car with our suspension partners AVO and Paul Waldron has assisted with the new gearbox so we should be in good shape, and I’ll be giving my all to deliver the results on track.”