MCLAUGHLIN TAKES PODIUM ON DEBUT FOR SHELL V-POWER RACING TEAM

No. 12 – Shell V-Power Racing Ford – Fabian Coulthard

Qualifying Position: p3

Top 10 Shootout/Race 2 Starting Position: p2

Race 2 Finishing Position: p5

Fastest Lap: 1:20.8121 (Under Old Lap Record)

Championship Position: 2nd

“If you’d sat me down at the start of the weekend and told me we’d be leaving with a big bag of points and second in the championship I would have been a very happy man.

 

“It’s been a massive transformation from last year to this year, everyone has worked really hard and hopefully we’ve done enough to repay them this weekend. We still have a little bit to go, confident we have some good direction and we know what we’re lacking.”

 

It’s a good day for Scotty. Yesterday was my day, and today is his day. If we’re unhappy with fifth it shows we’re heading in the right direction.”

 

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No. 17 – Shell V-Power Racing Ford – Scott McLaughlin

Qualifying Position: p4

Top 10 Shootout\Race 2 Starting Position: p3

Race 2 Finishing Position: p2

Fastest Lap: 1:20.4210 (New Lap Record)

“I am ecstatic in regards to how the team has gone. For the Shell V-Power Racing Team is has been a fantastic weekend, I feel that we’re in a really good spot at the moment. Obviously it’s only the first race, but the team camaraderie and the way everyone got around each other, not only me and Fabs, but the boys in the pit stops and all that – it’s a cool place to be. I think this will only make us stronger. I really thought that today was probably the day where we could have got that first win, but there’s a lot of promise there. I’m kicking myself, but it is what it is.

 

“There’s things to take out of it, we’ll have debrief on Tuesday, and work it all out. I stoked with how it’s gone, and how competitive I was out of the box, but there’s more to come from me, Fabs and I think we’re on the right track at the moment.

 

ABOUT DJR TEAM PENSKE

 

DJR Team Penske is one of the most successful motorsports teams in Australia, with seven Australian Touring Car / Supercars Championships and three Bathurst 1000 victories. With the backing of the iconic Shell brand, the team will be known as the Shell V-Power Racing Team in 2017. Team Penske’s U.S. motorsports entities are among the most successful teams in the history of professional sports. Competing in a variety of disciplines, including NASCAR and INDYCAR, the team has produced more than 420 major race wins, over 500 pole positions, 29 National Championships and 16 Indianapolis 500 victories in its storied history.