Hard Fought Weekend for Volvo Polestar WSR
Wilson Security Racing (Volvo Polestar Racing) drivers Scott McLaughlin and David Wall had to fight hard throughout the entire V8 Supercars weekend in Darwin.
McLaughlin finished the weekend with an impressive climb up through the field, from 25th position to 11th.
”It has been a pretty tough weekend and I made a few mistakes, so I got to blame my self a bit. While we are lacking pace in qualifying, the car was really strong in the races and the team gave me a good strategy, enabling me to climb,” said McLaughlin.
The Kiwi retired from the first race of the weekend after an incident with Craig Lowndes while the second race saw him climb into the top ten. Contact with the tyre barriers in practice meant a tough qualifying session and grid position 21 for the final race. The team selected a different strategy with McLaughlin starting on hard tyres, a strategy that paid off.
”We are still struggling on the hard tyre but I was able to make strong progress. We need to continue working hard for Townsville and I couldn’t have a better team behind me,” said McLaughlin.
David Wall showed improved performance this weekend, fighting into the top ten in the first race before making a brief off-track excursion. The second race looked strong before Dale Wood pushed him off track. The Australian finished the weekend by finishing 20th in the third race.
”The weekend in Darwin has been eventful for sure. We are still struggling in qualifying, really need to fix that, it is making our weekends far longer than they need to be. The race car is pretty good though. We have a big debrief coming up trying to make our car better heading into Townsville,” said Wall.
McLaughlin sits in 18th position of the drivers’ championship with team mate Wall in 22nd position.
Next up is the Townsville 400 weekend on July 10-12.