Trying Start to the Tasmania Weekend

The start to the V8 Supercars weekend in Tasmania has been trying for Wison Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) where Scott McLaughlin fought back in the second race to finish inside the top ten.

”It was a real tough gig today. But we could have been a lot worse off with the problems we had in the first race, for me ninth was a pretty good end to the day,” said McLaughlin.

The Kiwi retired from the first lap due to a technical issue that saw the team racing against time to get the car ready for the second race where McLaughlin finished ninth.

”The boys changed the engine in under an hour which is unbelievable. The second race proved that we have a good car for tomorrow and hopefully we can get some good points because we need them badly,” said McLaughlin.

Team mate David Wall had two tough races, climbing a couple of positions from the grid to finish 20th in both races.

”Not the day that we were after. I thought we had more left, I don’t know what happened there if the track changed a little bit or if we missed the setup. We are going to have a good look at it tonight and we will try to get some more points tomorrow,” said Wall.

The V8 Supercars weekend in Tasmania continues tomorrow with a final and longer race of 84 laps.

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

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 

 

Schedule (Times in UTC +11h)

Sunday 29/3
10:20 Practice 4 (15 min)
11:55 Qualifying – Race 6 (20 min)
14:00 Race 6 (84 laps)

 

Championship Standings – Top 5
1 James Courtney Holden Commodore 386 pts
2 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 358 (-28)
3 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 337 (-49)
4 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 333 (-53)
5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 327 (-59)

14 David Wall Volvo S60 158 (-228)
20 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 135 (-251)

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