British racer Jann Mardenborough produced a strong showing during Friday pratice running for the Toyota Racing Series round at Timaru, setting the quickest time of the day and topping the first two sessions, with session three going to Singaporean Andrew Tang.
A late-session effort in the opening practice allowed Mardenborough to narrowly beat Steijn Schothorst for the top of the leaderboards, as he beat the Dutchman’s time by just 0.01s.
Mardenborough’s teammate and championship leader Martin Rump took third, ahead of Denis Korneev and Levin Amweg. Thursday pacesetter James Munro was sixth, with Michael Scott, Jordan Oon, Brendon Leitch and Neil Alberico rounding out the top ten.
Mardenborough continued to set the pace in session two, beating the benchmark set by Tang just before a red flag. Rump was, again, third, leading Egor Orudzhev.
Damon Leitch was sixth, behind his younger brother Brendon and narrowly ahead of Giles driver Matt Rao. Munro, Pedro Piquet and Amweg made up the rest of the top ten.
The final session of the day saw Tang confidently secure the top spot, with Ryan Tveter in second and Rump in third. Schothorst and Ferrer followed, ahead of Macauley Jones and Mardenborough, with Leitch, Amweg and Gustavo Lima closing out the top ten.
|1||Jann Mardenborough||Giles Motorsport||00:57.690||00:57.232||00:57.911|
|2||Andrew Tang||Neale Motorsport||00:58.628||00:57.380||00:57.414|
|3||Martin Rump||Giles Motorsport||00:57.831||00:57.477||00:57.628|
|4||Ryan Tveter||Giles Motorsport||00:58.551||00:59.011||00:57.614|
|5||Steijn Schothorst||M2 Competition||00:57.700||00:58.183||00:57.780|
|6||Matteo Ferrer||Giles Motorsport||00:58.601||00:58.332||00:57.847|
|7||Macauley Jones||M2 Competition||00:59.768||00:58.904||00:57.869|
|8||Egor Orudzhev||M2 Competition||00:58.548||00:57.889||No Time|
|9||Brendon Leitch||Victory Motor Racing||00:58.348||00:57.928||00:58.287|
|10||Denis Korneev||ETEC Motorsport||00:57.977||00:59.508||00:58.109|
|11||Damon Leitch||Victory Motor Racing||00:58.659||00:57.978||00:58.030|
|12||Matt Rao||Giles Motorsport||00:58.433||00:57.982||00:58.106|
|13||Levin Amweg||M2 Competition||00:58.029||00:58.131||00:58.054|
|14||James Munro||Neale Motorsport||00:58.139||00:58.029||00:58.311|
|15||Pedro Piquet||M2 Competition||00:58.677||00:58.034||00:58.123|
|16||Gustavo Lima||M2 Competition||00:59.058||00:59.610||00:58.092|
|17||Michael Scott||Victory Motor Racing||00:58.178||00:58.205||00:58.120|
|18||Neil Alberico||Victory Motor Racing||00:58.387||00:58.862||00:58.181|
|19||Martin Kodric||ETEC Motorsport||00:58.903||00:58.183||00:58.280|
|20||Jordan Oon||ETEC Motorsport||00:58.235||00:58.683||00:58.650|
|21||Alif Hamdan||Giles Motorsport||00:58.796||00:58.727||00:58.937|
|22||Robin Hansson||Victory Motor Racing||00:58.558||00:58.791||00:59.305|
|23||Matevos Isaakyan||ETEC Motorsport||00:58.999||No Time||No Time|
Personal best time in bold
Best time of session in italics