British racer Jann Mardenborough led a Giles Motorsport 1-2 in the second race at Timaru, converting a reverse-grid pole into a comfortable win.
In a somewhat hectic race, which saw two safety car periods, Mardenborough’s lead never appeared to be under much of a threat and, after 15 laps of on-and-off green flag running, the Brit crossed the line in first to take his maiden victory in single-seaters.
Front row starter Martin Rump calmly settled for second and took over in the lead of the standings. Dutchman Steijn Schothorst crossed the line in third after moving up several spots at the start, but was shortly penalized for a premature getaway and dropped out of the top ten.
As such, Egor Orudzhev picked up the final podium place, holding off Damon Leitch. Gustavo Lima took his best finish in the series in fifth, while Neil Alberico narrowly kept Levin Amweg at bay for sixth.
Jordan Oon, Robin Hansson and Ryan Tveter rounded out the top ten.
|1||Jann Mardenborough||Giles Motorsport||15 laps in 19:14.744|
|2||Martin Rump||Giles Motorsport||+1.201|
|3||Egor Orudzhev||M2 Competition||+3.982|
|4||Damon Leitch||Victory Motor Racing||+4.133|
|5||Gustavo Lima||M2 Competition||+7.179|
|6||Neil Alberico||Victory Motor Racing||+8.205|
|7||Levin Amweg||M2 Competition||+8.468|
|8||Jordan Oon||ETEC Motorsport||+9.945|
|9||Robin Hansson||Victory Motor Racing||+10.278|
|10||Ryan Tveter||Giles Motorsport||+10.932|
|11||Andrew Tang||Neale Motorsport||+11.231|
|12||Martin Kodric||ETEC Motorsport||+12.120|
|13||Steijn Schothorst||M2 Competition||+13.010|
|14||Matevos Isaakyan||ETEC Motorsport||13.206|
|15||Macauley Jones||M2 Competition||+13.349|
|16||Brendon Leitch||Victory Motor Racing||+13.620|
|17||Pedro Piquet||M2 Competition||+39.251|
|18||James Munro||Neale Motorsport||+1 lap|
|19||Denis Korneev||ETEC Motorsport||+4 laps|
|Michael Scott||Victory Motor Racing||+9 laps|
|Alif Hamdan||Giles Motorsport||+10 laps|
|Matteo Ferrer||Giles Motorsport||+10 laps|
|Matt Rao||Giles Motorsport||+15 laps|