Tony Lynch flies Retro Rallycross flag in France

Wigan racer Tony Lynch helped to fly the flag for the Retro Rallycross Championship after heading to France for the inaugural Legend Festival event at Loheac.

Tony was one of a number of drivers from the Retro series to make the trip to Brittany for the event, which would feature almost 100 cars and pulled in a bumper crowd of enthusiastic fans.

A parade ahead of the event provided Tony with the chance to show off his Landsail Team Geriatric Toyota MR2 to the watching crowds, with a special gala dinner being held before track action got underway.

Although the focus was very much on putting on a show rather than outright results, Tony took victory in his first heat ahead of regular rival Terry Moore before the positions were reversed in heat two.

Although an issue with a shock absorber then struck in heat three, the car was repaired ahead of heat four to allow Tony to qualify for the final in fourth spot.

Quickly making up places at the start, Tony settled into second behind fellow Brit Gary Simpson and successfully wrapped up the runner up spot.

“The whole weekend was absolutely fantastic, and better than we could have ever imagined it would be,” he said.

“From the moment we arrived at the circuit, there was a real festival atmosphere and the organisers really pushed the boat out to make everyone feel welcome.

“The track was really enjoyable to drive and it was all about putting on a show for a bumper crowd. The result wasn’t important and it was a real honour to be asked to appear. Hopefully we’ll have the opportunity to return in future and do it all again.”