Scott McLaughlin secured two podium finishes for Wilson Security Racing GRM (Volvo Polestar Racing) on the first day of racing at the Phillip Island Super Sprint.
”This has been a pretty awesome day and a really good start to the weekend for us. We had genuine pace today,” said McLaughlin.
The Kiwi young-gun qualified second for race 31 followed by a pole position to start race 32. The first race saw McLaughlin finishing third behind the two Red Bull cars. He then proceeded to improve in race 2, splitting winner Jamie Whincup from team mate Craig Lowndes on the podium to take second place.
”It was good to get another pole, my fifth this year. Unfortunately my starts are my biggest issue at the moment, but we will work on those. Hopefully we can have just as good of a result tomorrow,” said McLaughlin.
Team mate David Wall struggled in qualifying and the races, but hopes to improve for the final race tomorrow.
”We tried to make a little bit of a change for the first race but it was the wrong way. Second race the car was a lot better. But we got towed onto the straight pretty bad on that first lap and lost four spots. If we can qualify a bit better tomorrow, I feel like we have got a pretty reasonable race car to be able to race where we feel we should belong,” said Wall.
Qualifying and the final race for the weekend at Phillip Island will consist of 45 laps.