Photo: Toyota Racing Series
Steijn Schothorst stormed to his first Toyota Racing Series victory in the first race of the final weekend of the campaign at Manfeild, the Dan Higgins Memorial Trophy.
Lining up second on the grid, the Dutch youngster got the jump on pole man Alex Lynnoff the line and led for the rest of the race.
The race was called three laps early under safety car after Jann Mardenborough spun off.
Nick Cassidy extended his championship lead by finishing in second having also got by Lynn at the start, with Lynn completing the podium in third. Cassidy’s main title rival Lucas Auer. Steijn’s older brother Pieter Schothorst claimed an impressive fifth on his TRS debut ahead of Brazilian duo Pipo Derani and Bruno Bonifacio and their Giles Motorsport teammate Felix Serralles, who will start from reverse grid pole for race two.
Race one results
|1||Steijn Schothorst||M2 Competition||17 laps in 20:17.102|
|2||Nick Cassidy||M2 Competition||+0.702|
|3||Alex Lynn||M2 Competition||+1.831|
|4||Lucas Auer||Giles Motorsport||+2.405|
|5||Pieter Schothorst||M2 Competition||+3.313|
|6||Pipo Derani||Giles Motorsport||+3.895|
|7||Bruno Bonifacio||Giles Motorsport||+4.549|
|8||Felix Serralles||Giles Motorsport||+5.161|
|9||Ignazio D’Agosto||Victory Motor Racing||+5.622|
|10||Tanart Sathienthirakul||ETEC Motorsport||+6.169|
|11||Nicholas Latifi||Giles Motorsport||+7.340|
|12||Damon Leitch||Victory Motor Racing||+8.178|
|13||Dennis Olsen||M2 Competition||+9.080|
|14||Andrew Tang||ETEC Motorsport||+10.046|
|15||Tatiana Calderon||ETEC Motorsport||+11.160|
|16||Spike Goddard||M2 Competition||+12.392|
|17||Michael Scott||Victory Motor Racing||+13.032|
|18||Akash Nandy||ETEC Motorsport||+13.472|
|19||Ken Smith||Giles Motorsport||+13.811|
|Ret||Jann Mardenborough||ETEC Motorsport||+ 3 laps|