English teenager Lando Norris has inched closer to claiming the Toyota Racing Series after claiming double victories at Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park at Taupo.
Norris completed another stunning weekend by winning the Denny Hulme Memorial Trophy and extend his lead after the penultimate round of New Zealand’s premier open wheel series.
The 16-year-old, claimed the win over Pedro Piquet with Guanyu Zhou third.
With the final round at Manfeild highlighted by the New Zealand Grand Prix next weekend, Norris has shot to an 86-point lead over Piquet.
“There’s still a lot of points up for grabs,” a cautious Norris said.
Earlier Indian driver Jehan Daruvala won the reverse grid race from Norris with Zhou third.
The early leader Brendon Leitch was fourth after being swamped on a restart after a lap 7 incident when Rodrigo Baptista spun.
“The flag man put out the green flag for the restart. But he didn’t wave it,” Leitch said.
In the opening heat Norris took another victory from pole position, leading home Piquet and James Munro.
Points standings after 12 of 15 races (top 5)
1 Lando Norris, 735
2 Pedro Piquet, 649
3 Guanyu Zhou, 634
4 Jehan Daruvala 626
5 Brendon Leitch 597