Daruvala takes second win in TRS New Zealand

Daruvala takes second win in TRS New Zealand

23rd Jan 2016 3:44 pm

The beginning of the race saw Lando Norris and Daruvala temporarily switching positions but it was the Briton back in the lead after two laps.

Force India protege Jehan Daruvala took a second consecutive win in the Toyota Racing Series, beating Lando Norris in a chaotic Race 1 at Teretonga, round two of the championship.

The beginning of the race saw front row starters Lando Norris and Daruvala temporarily switching positions but it was the Briton back in the lead after two laps.

The first safety car period swiftly followed, with Devlin DeFrancesco falling off the track at Turn 1 while running seventh.

Norris nailed the restart to build a gap of a second in just one lap but it was all for nothing as the race was soon red-flagged as a result of an incident between Kami Laliberte and Bruno Baptista. Both retired on the spot and that eventually brought out the red flag.

Once the cars were cleared the field continued the race but the red flag was brought back immediately following the crash of Julian Hanses at the first turn.

With three laps left, the racing resumed and Daruvala was able to make a jump on Norris to see the chequered flag in first place, the gap being just 0.3 sec at the line.

RESULTS

Jehan Daruvala            
Lando Norris +0.305s
Antoni Ptak +3.112s 

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