Hampton Downs TRS: Norris extends points lead with third win

Toyota Racing Series points leader Lando Norris took his third win of the championship in Race 1 of the third round at Hampton Downs.

Norris, who had started from his fifth consecutive pole position, held off M2 Competition teammate Jehan Daruvala at the launch and proceeded to lead the entirety of the 15-lap race.

The two front row starters proved class of the field, finishing 1.5sec apart as they spearheaded a 1-2-3 for the dominant M2 squad – with Pedro Piquet making up the podium.

Piquet ran just ahead of teammate Artem Markelov for most of the race, before the Russian - who had stood as Norris' closest championship rival entering the round - suffered a car misfire, tumbling down the order.

Giles driver James Munro inherited fourth place, holding off fellow Kiwi Brendon Leitch, while Ferdinand Habsburg took sixth, having passed Ferrari junior Guan Yu Zhou. 

Antoni Ptak, Bruno Baptista and Taylor Cockerton made up the top 10, as Markelov limped home in 12th.

Pos. Driver Team Time/Delay
1  Lando Norris M2 15:22.954
2  Jehan Daruvala M2 1.533
3 Pedro Piquet M2 4.964
4 James Munro Giles 8.350
5 Brendon Leitch Victory 8.691
6 Ferdinand Habsburg Giles 12.750
7 Guan Yu Zhou M2 13.876
8 Antoni Ptak Giles 16.288
9  Bruno Baptista Victory 20.878
10 Taylor Cockerton ETEC 20.912
11 Devlin DeFrancesco Giles 21.215
12 Artem Markelov M2 21.802
13 Timothe Buret ETEC 22.544
14 Julian Hanses Victory 23.448
15 Rodrigo Baptista ETEC 24.632
16 Will Owen Giles 25.875
17 Kami Laliberte M2 27.430
18 Theo Bean ETEC 47.551
19 Nicolas Dapero Giles 3 Laps

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Series Other open wheel
Drivers Jehan Daruvala , Pedro Piquet , Lando Norris
Article type Breaking news
Tags m2 competition