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TRS rivals Tang and Mardenborough lead Manfeild practice

by Peter Allen
Andrew Tang

Photo: Toyota Racing NZ

Toyota Racing Series title rivals Andrew Tang and Jann Mardenborough were quickest in practice ahead of the final round at Manfeild.

Tang posted the fastest time of the five sessions of running over Thursday and Friday, topping the penultimate session with a time of 1m03.248s.

The Singaporean had also set the pace in Thursday’s opening session, followed by the returning Nick Cassidy and Mardenborough.? Tang’s Neale Motorsport team-mate James Munro?then headed the second session of the day, followed by Tang and Mardenborough, who are split by seven points at the top of the standings.

Giles Motorsport racer Mardenborough was quickest in the first of Friday’s three sessions. Tang was second ahead of Martin Rump, who sits fifth in the standings, 59 points off the lead. Damon Leitch, fourth in the points, was fourth quickest ahead of double champion Cassidy and Steijn Schothorst.

Cassidy was second to Neale team-mate Tang in Friday’s second sesison, with Egor Orudzhev third. The Russian is third in the standings, 24 points behind Tang. Mardenborough was fourth quickest, followed by Macauley Jones and Rump.

Friday session times
Pos Driver Team Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
1 Andrew Tang Neale Motorsport 1:03.664 1:03.248 1:03.454
2 Jann Mardenborough Giles Motorsport 1:03.594 1:03.650 1:03.266
3 Nick Cassidy Neale Motorsport 1:03.940 1:03.315 1:03.818
4 Damon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:03.926 1:04.036 1:03.419
5 Egor Orudzhev M2 Competition 1:04.151 1:03.552 1:03.952
6 Matteo Ferrer Giles Motorsport 1:04.434 1:03.917 1:03.728
7 Steijn Schothorst M2 Competition 1:03.974 1:04.200 1:03.733
8 Macauley Jones M2 Competition 1:04.280 1:03.765 1:04.322
9 Martin Rump Giles Motorsport 1:03.874 1:03.808 1:03.767
10 Ryan Tveter Giles Motorsport 1:04.328 1:03.818 1:04.000
11 James Munro Neale Motorsport 1:04.061 1:04.059 1:04.035
12 Levin Amweg M2 Competition 1:04.102 1:04.811 No time
13 Matevos Isaakyan ETEC Motorsport 1:04.560 1:04.279 1:04.111
14 Denis Korneev ETEC Motorsport 1:04.131 1:04.437 1:04.383
15 Michael Scott Victory Motor Racing 1:04.432 1:06.473 1:04.216
16 Gustavo Lima M2 Competition 1:04.353 1:04.253 1:04.256
17 Martin Kodric ETEC Motorsport 1:04.352 1:04.462 1:04.486
18 Neil Alberico Victory Motor Racing 1:05.065 1:04.571 1:04.456
19 Matt Rao Giles Motorsport 1:04.575 1:04.580 1:04.745
20 Robin Hansson Victory Motor Racing 1:04.808 1:04.755 1:04.558
21 Alif Hamdan Giles Motorsport 1:04.967 1:04.732 1:05.224
22 Brendon Leitch Victory Motor Racing 1:04.768 1:04.838 1:04.807
23 Jordan Oon ETEC Motorsport 1:04.911 1:04.900 1:04.829