Overall, Lawless was pleased with his performance in challenging conditions, and was thankful for his teammates for their support.
He said: “It was pretty hard all day because of the course and it was always going to be pretty tough because of the wind.”
“It’s always got potential to split up. We had to be switched on all day. The finish circuits here are really twisty and you need to be at the front.
“It wasn’t too bad as it was such a small group coming into the finishing circuit which made it a bit easier, a bit more relaxed - but when the rain started coming down it was just something else to just add to a difficult finish circuit.
"The tactics today was to go for me, but as I’m a neo pro you couldn’t completely rely on me so the lads were allowed a bit of free reign as Doull showed with his good move at the end.
“But the lads right at the end really helped me.”