Lynch Aims To Extend Points Lead in Belgium


Credit: Lucas Oils Team Geriatric

Tony Lynch is currently leading the 2016 MSA British SuperNational Rallycross Championship and heads to the Maasmechelen circuit in Belgium this weekend in a confident mood.

Lynch currently leads the Drivers Championship after a recent run of form that has seen him secure three podiums in the past three events and its this consistency that the Wigan racer is looking to use to his advantage as he looks to keep his points lead in the Category.

During the summer break, Lynch and his Lucas Oils Team Geriatric squad have been able to get to know the Ford Ka better after the deal to run the car came together late in the build up to the season, as Lynch explains:

“Given how late the programme with the KA came together, we’ve never really had chance to sit down and really go through the car before this small break,” Tony said, “so we’ve been really busy in the time since Pembrey working on it and trying to gain a better understanding of what makes it tick. 

“The boys have done a fantastic job in recent weeks to work though the long list of things we wanted to do, and it’s no exaggeration to say that the car should now be the best it’s been all season this weekend.”

To add to the confident mood of both driver and team, Lynch has also received assistance with the Ford from five times British RX Champion Julian Godfrey in the build up to this weekends event and this has given the Wigan racer the chance to go for victory this weekend after understanding the car better:

“I certainly feel confident about what we can achieve, particularly having had the additional input from Julian Godfrey this week to help with the set-up. To have that knowledge and experience at our disposal was great, and hopefully it will be reflected in our performance on track,” Lynch explains.

“Although Maasmechelen is a circuit that hasn’t always given me the best results in the past, I feel this is the weekend where we can put that right and as the man to beat in the championship, my only target can be to challenge for victory and push hard to keep my advantage out front.”