Scott McLaughlin climbs championship order after Tasmania

Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) driver Scott McLaughlin climbed seven positions in the championship after the V8 Supercars weekend in Tasmania.

”This weekend was about to get some points back and we moved from 20th to 13th position in the championship,” said McLaughlin.

After a tough start to the weekend with a retirement due to a technical issue in the first race, McLaughlin fought back in the last two races, climbing four positions in the final race to finish seventh.

”I had a great start and the boys gave me a great strategy, enabling me to climb all the way to seventh. Putting these rounds behind us we’ve got one month to work out what has gone wrong. I’m looking forward to Perth where we won last time and I think we can really come back in this championship,” said McLaughlin.

Team mate David Wall had a tough weekend in Tasmania with one retirement and two finishes in 20th position.

”Obviously not the weekend we wanted. I was confident that we had a good race car for the final race, unfortunately we didn’t get to show that. But that is racing sometimes and we will be back in Perth,” said Wall.

The V8 Supercars resumes in five weeks with the Perth SuperSprint on May 1-3rd.

”We are obviously not happy with the start of the season and the problems that we have had. There is no doubt that we are going to address these issues and bounce back strongly in Perth,” said Christian Dahl, CEO of Polestar.

 

Tasmania SuperSprint – V8 Supercars

Circuit: Symmons Plains
Length: 2411 m
Lap record (V8SC): 0:51.4713, Rick Kelly (2009)

 

Results

Race 4
1 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 25 laps
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +2.2765
3 James Courtney Holden Commodore +3.0714
4 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +8.4573
5 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon +8.8020

20 David Wall Volvo S60 +31.6795
DNF Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60

Race 5
1 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 25 laps
2 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +1.6507
3 James Courtney Holden Commodore +5.4450
4 David Reynolds Ford Falcon +7.5100
5 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +8.6203

9 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +12.6140
20 David Wall Volvo S60 +25.1860

Race 6
1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 84 laps
2 Chaz Mostert Ford Falcon +3.4950
3 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +15.3625
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore +15.9772
5 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +24.5464

7 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +28.0371
DNF David Wall Volvo S60

Qualifying – Race 4
1 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 51.6558
2 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +0.0472
3 James Courtney Holden Commodore +0.1117
4 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG +0.1331
5 David Reynolds Ford Falcon +0.1384

17 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.5503
24 David Wall Volvo S60 +0.7999

Qualifying – Race 5
1 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 51.6213
2 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.0975
3 James Courtney Holden Commodore +0.1337
4 David Reynolds Ford Falcon +0.2050
5 Andre Heimgartner Ford Falcon +0.2123

8 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.2919
24 David Wall Volvo S60 +0.8222

Qualifying – Race 6
1 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 51.7978
2 David Reynolds Ford Falcon +0.0485
3 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.0554
4 Will Davison Mercedes E63 AMG +0.1084
5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +0.1147

11 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.3483
23 David Wall Volvo S60 +0.5920

Championship Standings – Top 5
1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 483 pts
2 James Courtney Holden Commodore 464 (-19)
3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 460 (-23)
4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 457 (-26)
5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 246 (-27)

13 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 231 (-252)
22 David Wall Volvo S60 158 (-325)

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