Upgraded Lynch aims to impress at Croft‏ Rallycross

Tony Lynch will hope to fight higher up the field when he takes his upgraded car into the latest round of the BTRDA Rallycross Championship this weekend at Croft. Tony and his Lucas Oil Team Geriatric squad resume battle having been hard at work with the continued development of his MINI Cooper S since the last round of the campaign at Pembrey back in August; where he secured a solid top six finish in the Super Modified class.Having worked on the handling of the car prior to the Welsh weekend, the focus since has been on extracting more power from the engine to bring it more in line with other models on the grid.As such, Tony will head across the Pennines to the North East aiming to make the most of the additional 35 horsepower that the team has been able to get from the supercharged engine in the car, with further attention having also been paid to the handling to try and help maximise the potential of the MINI.Upgraded brakes to improve the stopping power of the car will also feature this weekend."From the moment we decided to move into the Super Modified class this year, we knew we were facing a huge challenge," he said. "Because everything happened at the last minute, this was always going to be a development season and the progress we made between the two events we have taken part in already was huge."While we had a car that handled well at Pembrey last time out, we knew we were down on power compared to our rivals and that has been our focus over the past two months. With the work that we've done and the additional power we now have, I'm heading to Croft in confident mood, although the proof will be in the pudding when it comes to what we can achieve."If we can maintain our progress and take another step forward then I'll be happy, and hopefully we can stay on course to hit our goal of challenging for a podium finish before the end of the season."