After scoring two third places and one second place in his opening qualifying rides, Lawson responded with two heat victories in his final two rides to reach the race-off with 10 points, where he met the three other highest qualifying riders Robert Lambert, Steve Worrall and Scott Nichols.
Despite making the gate and entering the back straight in second, local Belle Vue favourite Worrall cut underneath him on the entry to the third bend, which resulted in Lambert and Worrall joining Danny King and Craig Cook in the final.
The final itself was won by Danny King, who rode a brave wide line to see off Cook as conditions deteriorated.
BRITISH FINAL RESULT
Danny King 13, Craig Cook 12, Robert Lambert 12, Richard Lawson 10, Steve Worrall 10, Scott Nicholls 10, Paul Starke 10, Josh Auty 8, Richie Worrall 7, Simon Stead 6, Jason Garrity 5, Chris Harris 5, Kyle Howarth 4, Richard Hall 3, Josh Bates 2, Ben Barker 2, Charles Wright (reserve) 1.
SEMI-FINAL: Lambert, S.Worrall, Lawson, Nicholls.
GRAND FINAL: King, Cook, Lambert, S.Worrall.
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