Challenging Weekend in Perth for WSR

The V8 Supercars weekend in Perth became a tough one for Volvo Polestar Racing with Scott McLaughlin’s 11th position in the first race as best result.

”The car setup was not quite where we wanted it to be and we had some engine misfire problems,” said McLaughlin.

The first race saw McLaughlin climbing two positions while the second race meant a retirement due to a faulty throttle sensor. The problems continued in the third race with a misfire that McLaughlin had to fight his way around.

”The car was handling really well but the problem was that the misfire was causing me to fight harder than I wanted to and chewed up the tyres more. It has been a frustrating weekend,” said McLaughlin.

David Wall had an equally tough weekend with 21st position in the final race as his best result of the weekend at Barbagallo Racewa

”It has been a tough weekend. I made a mistake in qualifying and then we were chasing a bit of car balance. We improved the car through the weekend, but we didn’t have the start position to go with it,” said Wall.

McLaughlin and Wall are placed 17th and 23rd respectively in the drivers’ championship after three race weekends of the 2015 V8 Supercars season. Next up is the Winton SuperSprint in two weeks.

”We have obviously not got the start to the season that we wanted due to various factors. There is nothing but keeping our heads down and continue to work hard. I am confident that we are going to bounce back,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar.

Perth SuperSprint – V8 Supercars

Circuit: Barbagallo Raceway

Length: 2411 m

Lap record (V8SC): 0:55.9440, Jason Bright (2004)

 

Results

Race 7 – Top 5

1 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 25 laps

2 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon +0.5928

3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +2.9565

4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +8.7965

5 Jason Bright Holden Commodore +9.1747

11 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +19.9035

23 David Wall Volvo S60 +31.2372

 

Race 8 - Top 5

1 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 25 laps

2 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +2.9186

3 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore +3.2511

4 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon +3.6469

5 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +4.6880

22 David Wall Volvo S60 +30.0461

DNF Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60

 

Race 9 - Top 5

1 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG 83 laps

2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +6.6075

3 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore +7.3739

4 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon +12.1222

5 James Courtney Holden Commodore +14.8713

18 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +40.9076

21 David Wall Volvo S60 +1 lap

 

Qualifying Race 7 – Top 5

1 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon 57.0403

2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +0.0603

3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.0791

4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +0.1420

5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.1499

13 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.6503

25 David Wall Volvo S60 +1.5090

 

Qualifying Race 8 - Top 5

1 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 56.9013

2 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.0336

3 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore +0.1909

4 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.1988

5 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon +0.2324

12 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.4980

23 David Wall Volvo S60 +1.1768

 

Qualifying Race 9 – Top 5

1 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon 57.0403

2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +0.0603

3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +0.0791

4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +0.1420

5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.1499

13 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.6503

25 David Wall Volvo S60 +1.5090

 

Championship Standings – Top 5

1 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 717

2 James Courtney Holden Commodore 665 (-52)

3 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon 643 (-74)

4 Fabian Coulthard Holden Commodore 641 (-76)

5 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 630 (-87)

17 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 318 (-399)

23 David Wall Volvo S60 237 (-480)

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