V8 Supercars continues and will show the latest Volvo, especially created for Scott McLaughlin. The show resumes with the Perth Supersprint, where McLaughlin scored an official victory for Volvo Polestar Racing. Scott himself says, that he is excited about the car and the track. He finds the track special, because of the win.

This season starts with tough time for McLaughlin, who had to go from 20th place to the 13th after the race in Tasmania a month ago. And mr. McLaughlin stays motivated. He ensures us, that the game will change and he will determined to fight hard for the vital points. And why not for the first place itself.

As you might remember, David Wall changes car ahead of the Peth weekend and takes over McLaughlin. He also stays confident, when it comes to his foot injury, that kept him a bit off the track.

Wall himself says, that he is taking over Scott's car and for him it feels really good. He ensures us, that the different position would not affect his driving. In fact, he feels motivated about the change. And feels exited and ready to go back to the track.

We all wish him luck and many professional occasions for celebration.

Press release:

8 Supercars resumes with new Volvo for Scott McLaughlin

V8 Supercars resumes this weekend with the Perth Supersprint where Scott McLaughlin scored the first official victory for Volvo Polestar Racing last year. The Kiwi is back with a brand new Volvo S60 race car. "I am really excited about the new car and the track is very special for us as we got our first win there last season," said McLaughlin.

The season start has been tough for McLaughlin who has started to work his way back up through the standings, moving from 20th to 13th position after the race in Tasmania five weeks ago.

"It is a completely different ballgame this year, everyone has stepped up from last year. But I am confident that we can have a good showing in Perth to get the championship back on track, scoring some vital points," said McLaughlin.

David Wall changes car as well ahead of the Perth weekend, taking over McLaughlin's car, and is keen to get going again after some vital time off for the foot injury he sustained earlier this year to heal.

"I am taking over Scott's car, something that feels good. It is a little bit new which is always a good thing. Time off has been good and my foot injury is mending well. I am really excited to get back on track," said Wall.

Perth SuperSprint – V8 Supercars Circuit: Barbagallo Raceway Length: 2411 m Lap record (V8SC): 0:55.9440, Jason Bright (2004)

Schedule (Times in UTC +8h)

Friday 1/5 10:30 Practice 1 (60 min) 13:30 Practice 2 (60 min)

Saturday 2/5 09:15 Practice 3 (15 min) 10:40 Qualifying – Race 7 (10 min) 11:05 Qualifying – Race 8 (10 min) 13:15 Race 7 (25 laps) 15:15 Race 8 (25 laps)

Sunday 3/5 10:55 Practice 4 (15 min) 12:00 Qualifying – Race 9 (20 min) 14:20 Race 9 (83 laps)

Championship Standings – Top 5 1 Jamie Whincup Holden Commodore 483 pts 2 James Courtney Holden Commodore 464 (-19) 3 Craig Lowndes Holden Commodore 460 (-23) 4 Garth Tander Holden Commodore 457 (-26) 5 Shane Van Gisbergen Holden Commodore 246 (-27) 13 Scott McLaughlin Volvo S60 231 (-252) 22 David Wall Volvo S60 158 (-325)


Source: Volvo