Hampton Downs TRS: Piquet wins interrupted final race

Pedro Piquet won a red flag-affected third and final Toyota Racing Series race at Hampton Downs.

Starting from pole, Piquet comfortably controlled the first 13 laps of the race. The Brazilian quickly built a 3.5sec gap over James Munro, maintaining the lead expertly as the laps ticked down.

But with six to go, all of Piquet’s hard work went out the window. A Julian Hanses crash led to a safety car, before the race was stopped while the car was recovered.

When the race was restarted Piquet picked up where he left off, storming to victory ahead of Munro and Jehan Daruvala.

Race 2 winner Guan Yu Zhou finished fourth, after jumping to second very briefly at the re-start, while Artem Markelov finished fifth.

Lando Norris finished sixth after starting back in eighth, with Kami Laliberte seventh, Ferdinand Habsburg eighth, Brendon Leitch ninth, and Taylor Cockerton 10th.

Pos.

Driver

Team

Time/Gap

1

 Pedro Piquet

M2

21:18.077

2

James Munro

Giles

1.711

3

Jehan Daruvala 

M2

2.353

4

Guan Yu Zhou

M2

3.113

5

Artem Markelov

M2

3.922

6

Lando Norris

M2

5.105

7

Kami Laliberte

M2

6.278

8

Ferdinand Habsburg

Giles

7.354

9

Brendon Leitch

Victory

8.651

10

Taylor Cockerton

ETEC

10.354

11

Antoni Ptak

Giles

10.913

12

Devlin DeFrancesco

Giles

11.640

13

Timothe Buret

ETEC

13.071

14

Rodrigo Baptista

ETEC

14.661

Ret

Bruno Baptista 

Victory

 

Ret

Theo Bean

ETEC

 

Ret

Will Owen

Giles

 

Ret

Nicolas Dapero

Giles

 

Ret

Julian Hanses

Victory

 

 

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About this article
Series Other open wheel
Event TRS: Hampton Downs
Track Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
Drivers Pedro Piquet
Article type Race report