Tony Lynch has reclaimed second place in the Suzuki Swift standings following the latest round of the Quaife MSA British Rallycross Championship at Blyton.

Tony, from Westhoughton near Wigan, went into the weekend sitting third in the standings after a difficult outing in the previous round at Lydden Hill; where an incident on the first lap of the final left him with a damaged car and dropped him behind Ryan Lawford in the championship.

With Team Geriatric having worked to repair the damaged Suzuki, and with an ECU issue that had left the car down on power resolved, Tony went into the weekend keen to try and repeat the win he secured at Blyton earlier in the year.

Victory in one of the three heats put Tony on pole for the final, although a quick start from Dave Bellerby saw him jump ahead of Tony into the lead.

Tony gave chase but was unable to get ahead of the championship leader, although second place was good enough to move HIM back ahead of Lawford in the standings after he rolled out of the third heat and was forced to sit out the final.

“After the boys worked so hard to repair the car after Lydden Hill, it was great to reward them with the fastest time of the day and pole,” he said, “and I’m also happy to have reclaimed second in the standings. The only way it could have been better was if I’d beaten Dave to the victory.

“He got a mega start in the final and I chased him hard but he just didn’t make a mistake and I couldn’t find a way through. However it’s great to have got a result for the boys after the way they have worked over the past week.

“With just one round remaining, I think Dave now has the title pretty much wrapped up, but we’re back ahead of Ryan into second and with him not scoring at Blyton, we’ve got a good chance of securing the runner-up spot in the final round at Pembrey.”