Lawford claims victory in the Suzuki Swift

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Ryan Lawford claimed an emphatic victory a the Lydden Hill round of the Suzuki Swift Sport Rallycross Championship last weekend.

He went through the entire meeting unbeaten, setting the fastest time in the first two heats, and claiming victory in the final. His times in the first two heats meant that he4 did not need to compete in the third heat.

Dave Bellerby took victory in the third heat, meaning he would line-up second on the grid for the final, ahead of Tony Lynch.

From the front of the grid Lawford made a perfect start and he managed to build up a significant gap over second placed Liam Doran, who in-turn had a comfortable gap over Graham Rodemark in third.

With none of the top three drivers able to catch the one in front, the status quo remained, and Lawford took the flag followed by Doran and Rodemark.

Earlier in the race, Bellerby and Lynch ran wide at the first corner, making contact with each other. The pair fell back, but were both able to continue, with Bellerby moving ahead of Lynch late on to claim eighth place, to gain more valuable points towards his championship assault.

Lawford’s victory came on the back of a disappointing previous round at Mallory Park when contact with Lynch saw him retire early on.

In terms of the championship standings, Dave Bellerby holds a commanding lead with 165-points, Lynch sits second with 133-points and Lawford is in third on 118-points.

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