Military service reprieve keeps TRS hopes alive

Andrew Tang

Andrew Tang

Singapore driver Andrew Tang has dodged an immediate military service order allowing him to fight for the Toyota Racing Series title at Manfeild this weekend.

Tang has a slender seven-point lead over Welsh driver Jann Mardenborough going into the final three races of the 10th anniversary year of the one-make wings and slicks series.

The teenager was to have commenced a 22-month period of service with the Singapore Police but vigorous lobbying tabled to the Prime Minister successfully deferred his starting date.

The decision by Singapore authorities to defer was a massive weight off Tang’s shoulders.

“Now the championship lead comes as the ultimate result for us, and I can focus clearly on this coming weekend and the last three races of the championship,” Tang said.

The time-honoured New Zealand Grand Prix headlines the Manfeild meeting on Sunday following two earlier TRS races across the weekend.

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