Bardy set for Mondello Park British RX Supercar return
Tony Bardy will return to the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship for the fourth and fifth rounds at Mondello Park in Ireland later this month (July 22 - 23), racing Ollie O’Donovan’s Ford Focus Supercar.
Bardy last raced in British RX at Croft Circuit last October in a one-off end-of-season appearance in the same car, but will return to the steering wheel for the Mondello double-header alongside O’Donovan, who will race the Ford Fiesta Supercar he is campaigning in the FIA European Rallycross Championship this season.
“I think the last time I drove a Free Practice at Mondello was at an event in 2005, in Christopher Evans’ Opel Astra. I've always enjoyed racing there myself and working for other people at Mondello,” said preparation expert Bardy, who’s Tony Bardy Motorsport team run’s O’Donovan’s Supercars. “I’m getting old, and I don't think even with practice on Friday that I will get up to speed by the end of the weekend (I never thought that day would ever come, but it has). It would be great to finish all the races that I start, then we will see what that brings.”
O’Donovan won the second round of British RX at Lydden Hill and is tied for second place in the standings with Julian Godfrey, five points behind leader Oliver Bennett. “It’s fantastic that we can use my Ford Fiesta at Mondello, because the summer gap between events in the European Championship is pretty big. It’s also great that we can get Tony back in a Supercar. He works incredibly hard for us to be able to do as much racing as we do and it’s great for him to get a run out,” said O’Donovan. “I think he’s a dark horse, he has a lot of experience, drove the car in October at Croft and will get a bit of testing in next Friday.”