Ryan Lawford aims high for Lydden Rallycross

07.03.2012: Monster Energy MSA British Rallycross Championship, in association with MaKTraK

Monster Energy MSA British Rallycross Championship, in association with MaKTraK

Canterbury-based racer Ryan Lawford hopes that a good result in the first round of the British Rallycross Championship at Lydden on March 24 will help him to secure the financial support to continue in the championship for the rest of the year.

Lawford  will drive a Supernational Ford Fiesta, the self-employed racer and motor sport engineer having struck a deal with British champion Julian Godfrey to use the car in this event, and for the rest of the year.

 "The offer is there to race the car all year and I've several companies that are interested in joining me, but I need to get a result at Lydden and prove myself," said Lawford. The 25-year-old has been an event winner in the Stock Hatch and Swift Sport championships but who crashed the Fiesta while leading the final in his first Supernational event last August.

 I've worked harder than I've ever worked in my life to get to the position where I can race at Lydden, I've rebuilt the car with Julian who has included lots of little improvements he'd wanted to make, so I think it will be better than ever," said Lawford.

Lawford served his engineering apprenticeship with the G-Tech team run by multiple champion Will Gollop and continues to be mentored by Britain's most successful Rallycross driver. "Everyone who was involved with the G-Tech team is going to help me run the car at Lydden and Will is going to be at the event to help engineer and to advise me so I've got a great team behind me," said Lawford.

The Monster Energy MSA British Rallycross Championship, in association with MaKTraK takes place at leading venues across the UK between March and October with events broadcast on Motors TV and Channel 4.

Event details, round one, Saturday March 24

Monster Energy MSA British Rallycross Championship, in association with MaKTraK
Lydden Hill Race Circuit, Nr Canterbury
On track from 0900.
Admission £15, accompanied under 12s free
Lydden Hill Race Circuit
01304 830557
Sat Nav: CT4 6ET

2012 Monster Energy MSA British Rallycross Championship, in association with MaKTraK

Saturday March 24, Lydden Hill
Sunday-Monday April 8-9, Lydden Hill (Supercar only, within European event)
Saturday May 12, Knockhill Night Race
Sunday July 22, Mallory Park
Sunday-Monday August 26-27, Lydden Hill
Sunday October 7, Pembrey
Sunday October 28, Croft

Tim Whittington-

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07.03.2012 / MaP

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