Ford Driver Scott McLaughlin wins race 2 in Perth


Published on May 8th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Ford Driver Scott McLaughlin wins race 2 in Perth

From 19th on the grid with a good race pace and a great pit strategy saw him claim victory in Race 12. McLaughlin dodged two incidents in the first two laps, either one of which could have cost him a big chunk of championship points, while DJR Team Penske’s three-stop strategy proved the right one.

The points leader and Saturday race winner endured a difficult start to the day, missing out on an automatic Q2 spot after failing to make the Top 10 in this morning’s practice session.

He then failed to get out of Q1 during qualifying, which left him 19th on the grid for today’s 200-kilometre marathon around the high-deg Barbagallo Raceway circuit.

But even the lowly grid spot couldn’t stop McLaughlin taking a fourth consecutive Supercars race win, the Kiwi charging through the field to grab another 150 points.

According to McLaughlin, it was the drive of his career. McLaughlin’s fourth straight victory has him in a strong lead of the championship, 158 points ahead of van Gisbergen in second and 168 points ahead of Reynolds in third.

Top 10 Scoreboard

#                Driver     Country                  Manufacturer     Time

01            Scott McLaughlin               flag           Ford        83 laps

02            David Reynolds   flag           Holden  +7.9804

03            Craig Lowndes    flag           Holden  +10.6476

04            James Courtney flag           Holden  +12.1612

05            Shane van Gisbergen         flag           Holden  +17.6959

06            Jamie Whincup   flag           Holden  +18.7973

07            Nick Percat           flag           Holden  +19.9819

08            Andre Heimgartner            flag           Nissan    +24.5580

09            Jack Le Brocq       flag           Holden  +24.9147

10            Rick Kelly                flag           Nissan    +28.2302

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