Scott McLaughlin has been a revelation in the V8 Supercars, immediately coming a fan favourite and a leading driver in the GRM Volvo. As such, a lot was expected of him when he raced in the Pro-Am Porsche Carrera Cup Championship at Phillip Island.
He would be racing alongside Steve Grove in the Grove Group Porsche. In a weekend that was attended by many V8 Supercar drivers – by their own admission, a weekend that was pressure free.
It didn’t mean that they didn’t race hard.
He was quick all weekend but his true pace came out in race two. After an early race spin by his codriver, McLaughlin got in the car at half distance and drove the thing hard. On a set of Michelins that were beyond the normal usage life – and suffered a spin, he set the lap record right near the end of the race.
He battled through the field to finish sixth.
In race one he would have a titanic battle against fellow V8 racer, Nick Percat. The duo relishing their sportscar experience. It could be something that McLaughlin could do more of in the future…
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By Sam Tickell, June 2015
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