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Orudzhev ends Teretonga weekend with second victory

by Valentin Khorounzhiy
Photo: Toyota Racing Series

Photo: Toyota Racing Series

Toyota Racing Series rookie Egor Orudzhev has bounced back from his retirement in the second race of the Teretonga weekend by taking the win from pole in race three.

The young Russian was in the lead after the opening lap and proceeded to control the race pace, keeping Damon Leitch behind him.

Over the first half of the race, the Kiwi series veteran stuck very close to the leader, with Steijn Schothorst and Levin Amweg also keeping up within around a second and a half of Orudzhev.

The M2 racer was given some time to breathe when the safety car came out in the later stages of the race. The green flag action resumed with two laps to go, but was shortly interrupted again, which meant Orudzhev could cruise to his second victory of the weekend.

Leitch and Schothorst completed the podium, with Amweg and local rookie Macauley Jones rounding out the top five.

Matevos Isaakyan took sixth, ahead of Michael Scott and Martin Rump. Denis Korneev and Brendon Leitch made up the rest of the top ten, having inherited their positions with the retirements of Andrew Tang and James Munro.

In the standings, Rump leads Orudzhev by 16 points, with Jann Mardenborough a further ten behind.

Race results
Pos. Driver Team Time/Gap
1 Egor Orudzhev M2 Competition
2 Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing +0.437
3 Steijn Schothorst M2 Competition +1.461
4 Levin Amweg M2 Competition +1.690
5 Macauley Jones M2 Competition +2.435
6 Matevos Isaakyan ETEC Motorsport +2.611
7 Michael Scott Victory Motor Racing +3.280
8 Martin Rump Giles Motorsport +3.850
9 Denis Korneev ETEC Motorsport +5.101
10 Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing +6.394
11 Ryan Tveter Giles Motorsport +7.361
12 Jann Mardenborough Giles Motorsport +8.992
13 Pedro Piquet M2 Competition +9.897
14 Neil Alberico ETEC Motorsport +10.601
15 Matt Rao Victory Motor Racing +11.607
16 Gustavo Lima M2 Competition +13.247
17 Martin Kodric M2 Competition +13.456
Not classified
Matteo Ferrer Giles Motorsport +3 laps
James Munro Neale Motorsport +4 laps
Andrew Tang Neale Motorsport +6 laps
Jordan Oon ETEC Motorsport +7 laps
Alif Hamdan Giles Motorsport +9 laps
Robin Hansson Victory Motor Racing +19 laps

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Championship standings
Pos. Driver Team Points
1 Martin Rump Giles Motorsport 166
2 Egor Orudzhev M2 Competition 150
3 Jann Mardenborough Giles Motorsport 140
4 Denis Korneev ETEC Motorsport 134
5 Steijn Schothorst M2 Competition 130
6 Matevos Isaakyan ETEC Motorsport 123
7 Andrew Tang Neale Motorsport 117
8 Michael Scott Victory Motor Racing 110
9 Jordan Oon ETEC Motorsport 105
10 Neil Alberico ETEC Motorsport 93
11 Levin Amweg M2 Competition 90
12 Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 89
13 James Munro Neale Motorsport 86
14 Matteo Ferrer Giles Motorsport 82
15 Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 79
16 Ryan Tveter Giles Motorsport 77
17 Pedro Piquet M2 Competition 74
18 Macauley Jones M2 Competition 67
19 Gustavo Lima M2 Competition 66
20 Matt Rao Victory Motor Racing 58
21 Martin Kodric M2 Competition 46
22 Robin Hansson Victory Motor Racing 20
23 Alif Hamdan Giles Motorsport 16