Scott McLaughlin scored a strong podium finish at the ITM 500 Auckland by crossing the finishing line in third position for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing).
”It was an awesome race with good racing and to finish third at my home race is great,” said McLaughlin.
The Kiwi finished ninth in the first race.
Team mate David Wall finished 23rd in the second race while he climbed three positions to finish 18th in the first race.
”We got stuck back in the back but managed to get forward in the races. I need to qualify better and then I feel we have something race with,” said Wall.
The V8 Supercars weekend in New Zealand continues tomorrow with a final 15 minute practice session, 20 minute qualifying and race of 69 laps.
Race 28 – Top 5
1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 21 laps
2 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +4.3846
3 David Reynolds Ford Falcon +5.0154
4 Scott Pye Ford Falcon +7.4882
5 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore +7.9546
9 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +11.5763
18 David Wall Volvo S60 +23.1532
Race 29 – Top 5
1 David Reynolds Ford Falcon 21 laps
2 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore +0.5031
3 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 +0.8706
4 Mark Winterbottom Ford Falcon +1.5664
5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore +1.9131
22 David Wall Volvo S60 +15.6773