Wigan racer Tony Lynch will look to move a step closer to securing the 2023 Retro Rallycross title when the series heads for Pembrey this weekend for the latest two rounds of the season.
Tony currently holds an impressive 44 point lead in the series after the opening four events, having scored three wins so far at the wheel of his Landsail Tyres Team Geriatric-run Toyota MR2.
Last time out at Mondello Park, Tony’s car suffered extensive damage when he was caught up in an incident with a Super Retro competitor in the weekend finale – leaving his team with plenty of work to do over the summer break.
With assistance from Paul Waldron Motorsport, the Toyota underwent extensive repairs with Tony able to use an outing at the recent World Rallycross Championship event at Lydden Hill to ensure the car was once again in tip-top condition.
Although the Lydden Hill event was non-competitive – with the Retro Rallycross series putting on a series of demonstration runs across the weekend – Tony was able to use the meeting as a test for the car with a focus firmly on the fifth and sixth rounds of the campaign.
Tony makes the trip to Pembrey confident about his chances of fighting for victory across both days of competition, with a strong haul of points being vital in Wales in his bid to defend the title he won last year.
The two rounds will see races run in alternate directions around Pembrey’s rallycross layout, with a slight revision having been made for the round in which the cars will compete in the anti-clockwise direction to improve the racing.
“Heading to Pembrey, the goal is clear – to score the maximum points possible for the championship,” Tony said. “Although we have a handy lead in the standings going into the weekend, it’s vital that we keep racking up as many points as we possibly can because of the fact we have dropped scores to think about.
“We make the trip to Wales in confident mood, and the team – and Paul Waldron Motorsport – have done a fantastic job to get the car back in shape after what happened at Mondello Park. The outing at Lydden Hill with WRX provided us with the chance to test the car and make sure everything was sorted, and it felt like new.
“I’ve got no doubt that we can fight for more victories during the weekend ahead and I’m hoping that when we hit the track, we’ll be the team to beat.”