Highs and Lows for Volvo at Season Finale
The 2015 V8 Supercars season finale in Sydney had its ups and downs for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) with both Scott McLaughlin and David Wall having strong performances in qualifying and the three races.
”I got an awesome start in the final race, had a really good pace and managed to close the gap to the leaders. Then unfortunately we bent a steering arm, that is just the story of our year. We were in a good spot for a podium, unfortunately that is just the way the cookie crumbles. I can’t wait to hit reset ahead of next year. We managed to come back from nothing and prove to everyone that we still got some fight in us,” said McLaughlin.
The first two races of the weekend saw the young-gun climb from 11th to 8th and 6th to 5th respectively.
McLaughlin went on to qualify provisional second on the grid for the final race, but dropped to seventh in the Top Ten Shootout after a mistake. A bent steering arm saw him dropping from 4th to 19th in the last race of 2015. However, despite the challenges on track, he maintained his position in the drivers’ championship, finishing eighth for the season.
David Wall ended 2015 with his best qualifying performance of the year. The Volvo driver secured seventh in the qualifying session for the final race and tenth position in the following Top Ten Shootout.
After being just outside the top ten for the majority of the race, a late race incident saw him dropping to 17th position.
”Best qualifying of the year to start with, really happy to make the shootout. I had a good start of the final race and managed to hold my position, the car was pretty good. We had some problems with locking front tyres though; I think it had something bent. I was running 12th towards the end but made a mistake, lost a couple of spots. But good to end the season with my best qualifying result of the year,” said Wall.
Wilson Security Racing GRM and Volvo Polestar Racing will be back on the grid in 2016 with two S60’s for Scott McLaughlin and newly signed James Moffat.
The new duo will take on the famous Adelaide street circuit at the season opening Clipsal 500 on March 3-6.