Teretonga TRS: Piquet controls reverse-grid race

Pedro Piquet made the most of reverse-grid pole position to pick up his first single-seater victory outside of Brazil in the second race of Toyota Racing Series' Teretonga round.

Piquet, who took pole by finishing fourth in Race 1, was challenged by Antoni Ptak at the start - but reclaimed the lead as the Polish driver dropped out of contention on the opening lap.

For the remaining 14 laps, the Brazilian's main worry was teammate Lando Norris, but despite the Briton staying within a second of Piquet at all times, the status quo was maintained at the chequered flag.

In taking victory, Piquet racked up his M2 team's fourth consecutive win in the 2016 season - and the team also celebrated a 1-2-3, with Artem Markelov passing Victory's Brendon Leitch for the final podium spot.

Race 1 winner Jehan Daruvala drove to a straightforward fifth, while Guan Yu Zhou made it five M2 cars in the top six.

Nicolas Dapero, Ferdinand Habsburg, Will Owen and James Munro made up the top 10.

Pos. Driver Team Time/Delay
1  Pedro Piquet M2 13:32.886
2 Lando Norris M2 0.736
3 Artem Markelov M2 6.354
4 Brendon Leitch Victory 6.999
5 Jehan Daruvala M2 8.042
6 Guan Yu Zhou M2 8.588
7 Nicolas Dapero Giles 14.839
8 Ferdinand Habsburg Giles 15.076
9 Will Owen Giles 17.730
10 James Munro Giles 18.528
11 Timothe Buret ETEC 20.144
12 Taylor Cockerton ETEC 21.373
13 Bruno Baptista Victory 22.148
14 Devlin DeFrancesco Giles 26.150
15 Julian Hanses Victory 26.487
16 Kami Laliberte M2 26.819
17 Theo Bean ETEC 28.435
18 Rodrigo Baptista ETEC 45.822
Ret Antoni Ptak Giles  

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About this article
Series Other open wheel
Event TRS: Teretonga
Track Teretonga Park
Drivers Artem Markelov , Pedro Piquet , Lando Norris
Article type Race report