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Daruvala and Norris take narrow poles for TRS season finale

by Gruz David
Photo: Toyota Racing Series

Photo: Toyota Racing Series

Jehan Daruvala and Lando Norris set the pace in the two Toyota Racing Series qualifying sessions at Manfield, the duo taking the top spot by 0.03s and 0.017s respectively.

The Force India protege?secured his first pole position?in the series, narrowly beating fellow M2 teammates Norris and Pedro?Piquet?in the first session, while the Briton was only two thousandths quicker than the Brazilian.

Sophomore trio James Munro, Ferdinand Habsburg and Artem Markelov completed the top six, followed by Kami Laliberte.

17-year-old Taylor Cockerton ended up as eighth-fastest as he edged Devlin DeFrancesco and Guan Yu Zhou?out for the position.

The leading trio managed to be even closer in the second session with Norris taking the top spot by less?than two hundredths.

Piquet and Daruvala set identical times in second and third, the Brazilian holding onto the front row spot.

Markelov completed an M2 1-2-3-4, followed by Munro, Habsburg and Laliberte.

Guest driver Thomas Randle, who was 10th in the series last year, secured eighth with Cockerton and DeFrancesco rounding the top ten out.