Randle stripped of Teretonga TRS win
Thomas Randle has been stripped of his dominant Race 1 win at Teretonga Park, elevating Dutchman Richard Verschoor to first place.
The Australian was unstoppable during the 15-lap race, leading all the way from pole to beat Verschoor home by just over a second.
But he was hit with a 10-second post-race penalty for a jump start, dropping him to seventh and handing Red Bull junior Verschoor the first win of the weekend.
“Richard got a better start than me so I can’t see how I jumped the start,” said a perplexed Randle.
Brendon Leitch, who finished third, was also investigated for a jump start but was ultimately allowed to keep his third, which becomes second thanks to Randle’s penalty.
Brazilian Pedro Piquet is now classified as third.
Force India junior Jehan Daruvala and Harry Hayek also received jump start penalties and were relegated from seventh and 10th to ninth and 13th respectively.
Amended Race 1 results:
Teretonga TRS: Randle cruises to Race 1 win
Teretonga TRS: Piquet wins twice red-flagged Race 2