SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN WINS BARRY SHEENE MEDAL

Scott McLaughlin has won his second Barry Sheene Medal for the best and fairest driver at last night’s Virgin Australia Supercars Gala Awards in Sydney.

McLaughlin finished third in this year’s Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and is widely considered one of the rising stars of the sport. He will line-up for DJR Team Penske in 2017.

2016 Supercars Champion Shane van Gisbergen was officially presented with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Trophy at Dockside Pavilion at Darling Harbour in Sydney.

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It was van Gisbergen’s first title and he also became the first New Zealander to win the Championship since Jim Richards in 1991.

Red Bull Racing Australia walked away with the Castrol EDGE Champion Team trophy for the seventh year running, securing their place at the head of pit lane for another season. GM Holden was Champion Manufacturer of the Year.

Full list of 2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Gala Awards Winners

2016 Virgin Australia Supercars Champion – Shane van Gisbergen
2016 Supercars Dunlop Series Champion – Garry Jacobson
V8 Utes Champion – David Seiders
Castrol EDGE Champion Team – Red Bull Racing Australia
Champion Manufacturer – GM Holden
Barry Sheene Medalist – Scott McLaughlin
Mike Kable Young Gun Award – Cameron Waters
ARMOR ALL Pole Position Award – Shane van Gisbergen
ARMOR ALL Dunlop Series Pole Position Award – Jack Le Brocq
Supercars Hall of Fame Inductees – Ross and Jim Stone
Privateers Cup – Todd Hazelwood
Fans Choice Awards – Most Popular Driver – Craig Lowndes
Fans Choice Awards – Best Event – Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000
Best Presented Team – Red Bull Racing Australia
Supercars Media Award – Jessica Yates, Fox Sports
Appreciation of Service Award – Frank Lowndes
Best Volunteer Group – Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Driver’s Driver – Shane van Gisbergen