Santino Ferrucci came away from Hampton Downs with two podium finishes and a fifth place finish to keep him in the championship fight. He currently sits in fourth position just past the midpoint of the Toyota Racing Series New Zealand Championship.
During Thursday and Friday practice sessions Ferrucci once again dominated, placing him at the top of the charts in P1 for both days.
Qualifying brought up many challenges, as Ferrucci’s car was unable to cope with new qualifying tires. An unsatisfactory understeer tested the American, although there was not much that could be done. Santino would start race 1 on the fourth row in P8.