Wigan racer Tony Lynch will make a guest appearance on the biggest stage on the British Rallycross calendar this weekend when he heads for Lydden Hill to support the latest round of the World Rallycross Championship.
The Cooper Tires World RX of the United Kingdom event at the spiritual home of the sport will be the first time that World Rallycross has competed at the circuit since
2017, and is the first round to be held in Britain since the 2019 event at Silverstone.
Five-time champion Johan Kristoffersson and 2019 title winner Timmy Hansen are amongst the entry list alongside World Rally Championship legend Sébastien Loeb, with the WRX field competing at the wheel of the latest, high-tech all-electric machinery.
By contrast, Tony and his Landsail Tyres Team Geriatric squad will hit the track to represent a bygone era of the sport, with the reigning Retro Rallycross Champion being chosen to help represent the series for historic rallycross machinery during a number of special demonstration runs.
Tony will appear in two demonstration runs on Saturday and a further three on Sunday in his title-winning Toyota MR2, with Retro rival Terry Moore amongst the other cars set to take to the track.
Not only will the event provide Tony with the chance to showcase the Retro Rallycross scene to a wider audience, it will also provide an opportunity to represent Team Geriatric’s various sponsors in front of the packed trackside crowd expected to attend the two-day event.
That includes McDermott Homes, which is the latest addition to the portfolio of supporters backing Tony’s bid for back-to-back Retro titles this season.
“Although it isn’t going to be a competitive weekend of racing, I’m really excited about the prospect of heading down to Lydden Hill for the World Rallycross event,” he said.
“It will be fantastic to get up close to the latest breed of rallycross machinery and also to show off the rich history of the sport in front of what looks like being a huge crowd.
“Of course, opportunities like this are also a fantastic way to showcase our sponsors and that is more important than ever at a time when everyone is feeling the squeeze with everything that is going on in the world.
“Hopefully we can all put on a good show for the fans attending Lydden Hill and add a touch of nostalgia to proceedings.”