Lynch Endures Tough Lydden Hill BRX


MSA SuperNational driver Tony Lynch had a Bank Holiday to forget at the recent penultimate round of the 2015 British Rallycross Championship held at Lydden Hill.

The Lucas Oils Team Geriatric pilot was looking for an improvement to his recent fortunes as the upgrade programme on his BMW MINI continues to make the car more and more competitive in what has been a close and large field of MSA SuperNationals in 2015.

The high point of the Bank Holiday Monday encounter for the Wigan-based driver was taking third in heat one, however a puncture in heat two put Tony out of the running and damage caused by this puncture led to the wheel shearing off the car during heat three, putting Lynch in the B Final with hopes of progressing to the A Final.

Alas it was not to be as the wheel came off at Devil’s Elbow during the B Final, putting an end to a difficult meeting held in challenging conditions. Tony was reflective on the event afterwards.

“It’s very frustrating again because the weekend promised a lot but failed to deliver,” he said. “The boys had worked hard to get the car ready for the weekend so for it to go the way it did was a huge disappointment. Clearly we wanted more from the weekend but there are positives that we can take away from it, most notably the performance in heat one when I wasn’t pushing too hard because of how tricky it was on track.”

However, he is optimistic for the series finale at Croft in October.

“That result shows the potential that there is in the MINI and I’m confident that we will start realising it on a regular basis before too long. Hopefully our bad luck is firmly behind us and now will look to regroup in time for the final round and aim to end the year on a high.”