MSA Super National driver Tony Lynch is looking to improve on his impressive form from Croft as the 2015 MSA British Rallycross Championship moves to Lydden Hill for round two of the season.
Lynch began his campaign at Croft in the Lucas Oils Team Geriatric MINI Cooper S by finishing in fourth place in the MSA Super National A Final after improvements were made to the car’s suspension and Lydden Hill provides the chance for further progress to be made. The fourth place achievement is all the better considering the MINI was involved in a clash in Heat three that caused damage right before the Finals.
Whilst the 2015 season is one of development for the car, the team have taken the opportunity to fully repair the damage in time for the Easter British Rallycross round. However this has not dulled Lynch’s enthusiasm as he looks to build on the early points scored at Croft as well as continuing the development programme. His aim is to make his way to the Finals and to score more valuable points.
“When we got back from Croft, we were able to fully evaluate the damage we picked up during the race weekend and the boys had a lot of work to do to get the car back to its best. In the past few weeks they’ve burned the midnight oil a bit to get everything straightened out and to replace the damaged parts – all of which makes our result last time out seem even more impressive,” explained Lynch.
“Because of the work that needed to be done, and because of performance we displayed in the opening round, we elected to hold back a bit on some of the work we had planned and will go to Lydden Hill with the car in the same spec it was in for Croft.”
Despite this, Lynch is upbeat that the cars current configuration will bring more rewards.
“Lydden Hill is a circuit where we have always gone well in the past and it’s one that should suit the MINI, despite the fact we’ll still be down on power a bit compared to some of the other cars. As at round one, we’ll have to wait and see how exactly where we stand when the action gets underway, but if we can repeat our performance there and qualify for the final, then we can focus on trying to bring home another strong result.”