Tony Lynch is looking to return to points scoring ways at round three of the 2015 MSA British Rallycross Championship, to be held at Pembrey in Wales this weekend.
The Lucas Oils Team Geriatric driver had an encouraging meeting last time out at Lydden Hill on Easter Monday, with the handling of the MINI Cooper S allowing Lynch to be able to fight with the more powerful MSA SuperNational cars in the class. However a cracked wheel rim in the A Final put paid to his points run.
With 2015 being a year of development for the MINI Cooper S, this has yielded positive results in the first two rounds so far. An upgraded suspension has improved the cars handling impressively and this weekend sees an upgraded close ratio gearbox being installed to combat its more powerful class rivals at the Welsh circuit.
Lynch is hopeful that this newest upgrade to the fully repaired car will offer a chance to score more points in his fight for the MSA SuperNational title.
“We know we face a tall order again this weekend as Pembrey is a very quick circuit, but with the new gearbox fitted to the car, we should be able to take a step forward in performance,” he said. “After the disappointment of Lydden Hill, I’m hoping we’ll be able to return to the kind of form we showed at Croft in the opening round – where we qualified straight into the A Final and picked up some solid points.”
However he is well aware that the cars main deficit is a lack of power compared to its rivals, but Lynch hopes the car’s other attributes will make up for this.
“Power is the one thing we are still lacking and there is no doubt that that will play a part at Pembrey through the final corner and across the start/finish straight. However, we do have a car that handles brilliantly and with the addition of the new gearbox, hopefully that will compensate for anything we lose in a straight line. While we don’t expect to be in a position to fight for victory this weekend against what should be a particularly strong field, I’m confident that we can pick up some decent points to add to our tally.”