Toyota Racing Series round four

Mitch Evans – reigning champion of the Toyota Racing Series – returned for round four at Hampton Downs, promptly taking pole position for the first race of the weekend. He went on to win it, securing him 75 points though still bottom of the table. Second was Dutch racing driver Hannes van Asseldonk, with Nick Cassidy third. The reversed top six put Jordan King on pole for race two, though he has been struggling at the track. He lost places to Ferrari Driver Academy’s Raffaele Marciello – who won – and Lucas Auer.
The second race was marked by a crash just after the start, taking out Hill, Berthon, Evans and Siddiqi. This allowed rookie leader Jono Lester to take sixth place. Dmitry Suranovich also retired three laps from the end.
The third race put everything back to normal as Nick Cassidy took his fourth win of the series with Mitch Evans in second. Van Asseldonk was third, and this puts him second in the championship after a disappointing weekend for Kiwi Damon Leitch.

Next weekend is the final round of the championship, at Manfeild Autocourse. Cassidy is not unbeatable yet, but it seems likely he will be champion. Both BDRC Rising Stars – Jordan King and Josh Hill – are doing well, placed fourth and fifth in the championship and separated by only four points.


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