Production car stalwarts Beric Lynton and Tim Leahey will play an exciting part in the debut of the MotorsportSales Enduro Champs at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend(March 6-7).
Lynton and Leahey will steer the #23 Bruce Lynton BM Service BMW M3 across the four x one-hour races, with each racer taking two races apiece.
Lynton will also be responsible for running the #31 Bruce Lynton BM Service BMW M3 of Supercar veteran Steve Ellery and his two sons, Tristan and Dalton Ellery.
“It will be a busy weekend for us and will not only mark our debut in the new MotorsportSales Enduro Champs category but will also provide an important last hit-out for us and both cars ahead of Easter’s Bathurst 6 Hour,” Lynton said, while thanking sponsors Bruce Lynton BM Service, Chelgrave and Circo Brakes for their support.
“The formats are not a lot different to what we have been used to running in the past, it will just be a different playing field that we are playing on really with the Australian Motor Racing Series and with the pricing in place I hope it will help attract big fields.
“We are looking forward to getting into it for 2021. Tim (Leahey) hasn’t driven the car since we raced with the MRF Tyres Australian Production Cars at Sydney Motorsport Park in March of last year, right before all the COVID-19 shutdowns began, so it will definitely be great for him to get back behind the wheel.”
While racing opportunities may have been limited in the last 12 months, Beric has been far from idle.
“We have been racing a few state-based events and I am pleased to report we have finally sorted the electrical issues that first reared their head on our car at the APC round at Sydney last year.
“The weekend before last we ran at a state event in Queensland and we won three from three races, so it is great to really feel that we are on top of the car again now and it is playing nicely.
“Now we will turn our attention to trying to get to the next level of set-up on the MRF Tyres, starting with the MotorsportSales Enduro Champs event this weekend.”
Lynton has a simple goal in mind for his two-car outfit this weekend.
“We want to have four clean, reliable races and come home with two straight cars,” he said
“If we pick up some good results along the way that will be great of course, but our focus first will be on having a nice and consistent weekend with hopefully not too many issues or panels that need fixing afterwards!
“I think it is definitely advantageous to be running the two cars, and with Steve and the boys being quick behind the wheel it certainly offers opportunities to sit down and share data which will help benefit our campaigns.
“Overall, we are looking forward to a fun weekend!”
The MotorsportSales Enduro Champs allows its competitors to choose their tyre from a nominated bank of manufacturers.
“With this event acting as a preamble for us to the Bathurst 6 Hour, it makes sense for us to race on the MRF Tyre (MRF Tyres are the control tyre of the Bathurst event),” Lynton said.
“For Ellery and his sons, it will be important for them to have the time on MRFs as well, as they haven’t run on those tyres before and in making their Six Hour debut it will be important for them to have their heads around the tyre ahead of time.”
The 2021 MotorsportSales Enduro Champs will commence on March 6-7 at Sydney Motorsport Park, before travelling to Winton Motor Raceway(June 11-13), Queensland Raceway (August 6-8), Wakefield Park Raceway (October22-24) and Tailem Bend (December 3-5).
Competitors who are looking for more information about the MotorsportSales Enduro Champs should contact Ontic Sports General Manager, Troy Williams, on 0483 035466 or email@example.com
Updates and regulations will also be posted to https://www.facebook.com/EnduroChampsAU and www.endurochamps.com.au
2021 MotorsportSales Enduro Champs season calendar: