Defending champion returns

Last year’s Australian Production Car Series title winner Beric Lynton and co-driver Tim Leahy will return to the series this weekend at Queensland Raceway after missing the previous two rounds. 
 
Despite their absence, Leahy and Lynton will be looking to perform well during their second stint for the season. 
 
“The car has been prepared for the round, although it hasn’t been driven since the Bathurst 6 Hour and Tim and I also haven’t driven since then,” Lynton said. 
 
“We will turn up this weekend to race hard. We are not in championship contention, so we don’t need to worry about banking points. 
 
“A strong field has entered with the addition of some local M3s that’ll perform well on the long straights, and we are looking forward to the challenge.
 
Leahy and Lynton were victorious at the Ipswich round in 2016, however said they were a tad superstitious about the #1 running on the car. 
 
“We won the round there last year, so we are keen to come back and defend the QR round, while for the first time, running the number one of the car since taking out the title,” Lynton said. 
 
“While we have won the championship before, in that case I stuck with my normal number… this time, we have changed to the number one to highlight the successful history of the car.”
 
Lynton and Leahy are back on track as part of Round 5 of the Shannons Nationals on 4-6 August.