Tony Lynch will seek to impress again this weekend when the BTRDA Rallycross Championship returns to Pembrey for the fourth round the season.
Westhoughton-based Tony and his Lucas Oil Team Geriatric outfit joined the Supermodified class for the second and third rounds of the year at the Welsh circuit earlier in the summer, having been forced to sit out the opening meeting of the campaign following a late change to his racing programme.
Despite his much-revised MINI Cooper being at the start of its development curve, Tony secured a brace of fifth place finishes on his seasonal bow - coming home second amongst the over two litre cars in both rounds.
Sitting sixth in the Supermodified Class standings before dropped scores are taken into account, Tony will now hope to strengthen his championship position when he returns to action after a short break, which the team has made full use of to further improve the MINI.
A new fuel tank and revised Milltek exhaust system are amongst the changes that have been introduced ahead of round four in a bid to improve performance, with Tony and the team optimistic about what can be achieved on track.
“I think we exceeded our expectations when we went to Pembrey earlier in the year, so we’re not getting carried away in terms of what we can achieve this weekend,” he said. "Since the last two rounds, the boys have worked hard on the car to make improvements as even though we got some good results last time out, we know we were only scratching the surface in terms of performance.
"The revisions we have made should improve the car and it’s good that we are going back to Pembrey because we’ll be able to directly compare how it is now to how it was a few months ago on the same circuit.
"As a team, we always go out to win, as every team does, but if we can come away from the weekend closer to the front and improve on our performance from last time out then I think we can be happy.
“We had a lot of fun on our return to the BTRDA series and hopefully that will continue this weekend.”