Mardenborough moves up rankings

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Last updated 05:00 20/01/2014
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BIG WIN: Christchurch's James Munro won the opening race of round two of the Toyota Racing Series, at Timaru, to kick-start his campaign.

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A consistent weekend from Jann Mardenborough saw him claim round honours and move to second overall in the Toyota Racing Series at Timaru, yesterday.

A win in the second of three races and a second in the 20-lap feature yesterday helped the Britain-based driver to trim Estonian Martin Rump's advantage to just eight points.

Rump's best effort was a second in race two but he was on the pace all weekend to ensure he protected his lead.

"It was nice to get some sunshine and some experience in the dry. It was a good weekend with two podiums and good points for the championship," Mardenborough said.

Singapore's Andrew Tang made the most of Rump's jump start capitalise on his front row position and keep a cool head for the victory.

Christchurch's James Munro kick-started his campaign with an impressive win in the opening race on Saturday.

The 16-year-old avoided a major crash which took out six drivers back in the field which helped him climb from 16th to seventh overall in the championship.

A third place in the feature race also helped him to third overall for the weekend. "To come away with two podiums for the weekend is great.

"I wasn't expecting to be up here, I wasn't sure how the points had worked out but obviously it's been a great weekend for me and the team."

Round three of five is at Cromwell's Highland Park this weekend

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- The Timaru Herald

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