Double victory at Mondello Park for Team GeriatricNews
Landsail partner Tony Lynch headed to Mondello Park with Team Geriatric for the latest round of the Retro Rallycross Championship, where he secured a double victory.
Fresh from the strong opening round of the championship at Lydden Hill, Tony was part of a smaller scale field of Retro Rallycross cars that ran alongside the MINI AII4 entrants in round three. Undeterred, Tony secured the Retro class win after battling hard to finish ahead of one of the quicker MINI runners.
The Retro and Super Retro cars were back together for Sunday’s heats, which saw Tony storm the field and qualify for fourth spot in the final. This wasn’t without its misfortune though, as Tony was caught in a clash between David Aiken and Steve Pascoe that cost him valuable time.
Again, Tony continued to fight, battling at the sharp end until contact from Pascoe damaged the rear suspension of his Toyota MR2 and brought his challenge to an end. Despite this, Tony still came away with a second win of the weekend, widening the gap between him and main rival Terry Moore.
Commenting on the weekend, Tony said:
“It’s been a great weekend on the whole, and the whole Irish paddock was so welcoming. Saturday was a challenge as we weren’t really able to compete with the four-wheel drive MINI All4 but we still picked up the maximum points in our class, which is what we were there to do.
“We made some changes to the suspension of the car for Sunday to try a few things out and the car felt fantastic. Despite being less powerful than the Super Retro cars, we were able to get right in amongst them and it was just a shame that we got hit by one of the Super Retro cars – damaging a wheel and pulling out the driveshaft.
“Despite that, we still got the Retro win and it means we are in a great position going into the next round at Pembrey. We’ve got some work to do in terms of repairs but there is a lot we have been able to learn this weekend and a big score again in Wales will help us go a long way towards defending the title.”
Catch Tony and Team Geriatric in the next round of the Retro Rallycross Championship at Pembrey on 19th-20th August.