Scott McLaughlin scored his first race win for Shell V-Power Racing in front of team owner Roger Penske at Barbagallo Raceway at the latest round Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
“That was awesome – I got every element of that race right. I got a great start, and put all the pieces together. I’m so happy to get my first win for the team. Fabs has got a couple, and I’m stoked to get one myself now, especially with Roger here. Our car pace was incredible, and the tyre life was good too. What a day!”
In a dominant performance from the Shell Falcons, McLaughlin finally converted his early season speed into victory in the 120km Race 7 ahead of team-mate Fabian Coulthard. McLaughlin had won the start from pole-sitter Coulthard, with the Shell Fords charging into the distance during the early laps of what was always going to be a tyre economy race.
Third and fourth home were the Red Bull Holden Racing team-mates Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen.