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Gaunt on pole for NZ Grand Prix


Former champ outruns rivals in his return to Toyota series.

Double Toyota racing Series champion, Daniel Gaunt, has qualified his Tatuus-Toyota on pole for tomorrow’s New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild Park, Feilding.

On a drying track he qualified fastest for both the Sunday morning sprint race - the 100th TRS race - and the Grand Prix with a 69.713-second lap. He’s fourth on the grid for this afternoon’s Dan Higgins Memorial Trophy race.

Gaunt is making a one-off return to the series in a bid to win his second NZ GP.

Lining up alongside him for the GP is current series leader Mitch Cunningham.

Earl Bamber posted fastest time of 1m 10.690s in the first session to take pole for the Higgins Trophy race this afternoon and will start the sprint race and the Grand Prix from third on the grid.

In the new TRS Lites class, being trialled for the first time at the Grand Prix meeting, Mitchell Evans was quickest, posting 1m 16.337s and 1m 14.491s with Chris Cox setting times of 1m 17.138s and 1m 15.145s.

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