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Kyle Lawrence put in another dominant DD2 Masters display at the weekend as Round 3 of the South African Rotax MAX Challenge (SARMC) concluded at the Killarney International Raceway on 1 July.

Lawrence, who arrived in Cape Town with an almost insurmountable lead in the championship, extended his advantage over the field with a double victory in class and a runner-up placing. In the opening heat, he topped the Masters’ list while finishing sixth in DD2 ahead of seasoned campaigner Jonathan Pieterse.

Heat 2 would see the Victron Energy-backed driver nearly miss out on starting after some electrical issues saw him leave the pit area behind the pack as they completed their warm-up lap. Having to first make up 25-30 metres before latching onto the last-placed driver, Lawrence worked his way passed several drivers to finish ninth overall and second in the Masters class. While he managed to make the start of the final heat, Lawrence again battled the junior drivers to finish seventh overall and first in class to end another successful championship round.

“Happy to leave here with more points in the bag,” said Lawrence. “It wasn’t easy having to mix up with the younger lads today, but generally speaking, I’m pretty satisfied with the results. We bagged another two wins and a second, which certainly goes a long way for my championship aspirations. We have one round remaining, and I hope to end my season with a few more victories. Thank you to Victron Energy for the support once again.”

Lawrence will enjoy a week off before preparations for Round 5 of the Northern Regions Rotax Kart Championships on 15 July.

Published by: Motorsport Fanatix

Picture Caption: Kyle Lawrence

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