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Mardenborough and Rump claim Hampton Downs poles

by Peter Allen
Jann Mardenborough

Photo: Toyota Racing NZ

Toyota Racing Series title rivals Jann Mardenborough and Martin Rump shared the pole positions in qualifying for round four at Hampton Downs.

Mardenborough and Tang had an epic duel for top spot during the first session. Tang held the place during a mid-session red flag, with the pair separated by just two thousandths of a second at that stage. They then traded fastest times several times until the chequered flag, with Mardenborough finishing up 0.087s ahead of the Singaporean to secure pole for race one.

Steijn Schothorst took third ahead of Rump, who has a two point lead over Mardenborough with two weekends remaining. The Estonian edged out Egor Orudzhev by just 0.001s for his place on the second row, while Levin Amweg secured sixth spot.

Karting graduate Martin Kodric secured his best grid slot of the campaign in seventh, ahead of Damon Leitch, Robin Hansson and Ryan Tveter.

In the second session, Rump held top spot for much of the duration, and finished with an advantage of 0.078s over Tang.

Mardenborough sat 21st of the 22 runners during another mid-session stoppage, but clawed his way up the order in the closing stages and ended up third.

Orudzhev beat Schothorst to claim fourth, while Leitch was sixth. James Munro was seventh, ahead of Macauley Jones, Kodric and Matt Rao.

Qualifying 1 results
Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Jann Mardenborough Giles Motorsport 1:00.819 14
2 Andrew Tang Neale Motorsport 1:00.905 0.086 13
3 Steijn Schothorst M2 Competition 1:01.015 0.196 13
4 Martin Rump Giles Motorsport 1:01.041 0.222 11
5 Egor Orudzhev M2 Competition 1:01.042 0.223 12
6 Levin Amweg M2 Competition 1:01.183 0.364 11
7 Martin Kodric ETEC Motorsport 1:01.190 0.371 13
8 Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:01.300 0.481 13
9 Robin Hansson Victory Motor Racing 1:01.353 0.534 13
10 Ryan Tveter Giles Motorsport 1:01.363 0.544 13
11 Denis Korneev ETEC Motorsport 1:01.368 0.549 13
12 Matevos Isaakyan ETEC Motorsport 1:01.375 0.556 13
13 Gustavo Lima M2 Competition 1:01.418 0.599 12
14 Macauley Jones M2 Competition 1:01.424 0.605 12
15 James Munro Neale Motorsport 1:01.435 0.616 13
16 Matteo Ferrer Giles Motorsport 1:01.437 0.618 14
17 Matt Rao Giles Motorsport 1:01.449 0.630 14
18 Neil Alberico Victory Motor Racing 1:01.673 0.854 10
19 Michael Scott Victory Motor Racing 1:01.728 0.909 13
20 Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:01.783 0.964 13
21 Jordan Oon ETEC Motorsport 1:02.169 1.350 11
22 Alif Hamdan Giles Motorsport 1:02.482 1.663 4
Qualifying 2 results
Pos. Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Martin Rump Giles Motorsport 1:00.595 12
2 Andrew Tang Neale Motorsport 1:00.673 0.078 12
3 Jann Mardenborough Giles Motorsport 1:00.834 0.239 9
4 Egor Orudzhev M2 Competition 1:00.914 0.319 11
5 Steijn Schothorst M2 Competition 1:00.968 0.373 11
6 Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:01.037 0.442 13
7 James Munro Neale Motorsport 1:01.143 0.548 13
8 Macauley Jones M2 Competition 1:01.156 0.561 12
9 Martin Kodric ETEC Motorsport 1:01.179 0.584 13
10 Matt Rao Giles Motorsport 1:01.180 0.585 13
11 Levin Amweg M2 Competition 1:01.208 0.613 10
12 Matevos Isaakyan ETEC Motorsport 1:01.223 0.628 13
13 Denis Korneev ETEC Motorsport 1:01.233 0.638 13
14 Robin Hansson Victory Motor Racing 1:01.238 0.643 14
15 Ryan Tveter Giles Motorsport 1:01.240 0.645 13
16 Michael Scott Victory Motor Racing 1:01.242 0.647 8
17 Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:01.261 0.666 12
18 Gustavo Lima M2 Competition 1:01.395 0.800 13
19 Matteo Ferrer Giles Motorsport 1:01.664 1.069 13
20 Neil Alberico Victory Motor Racing 1:01.709 1.114 14
21 Jordan Oon ETEC Motorsport 1:01.865 1.270 12
22 Alif Hamdan Giles Motorsport 1:02.664 2.069 5