V8 Supercars Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint - day 1
The new round of the interesting and very dynamic Australian V8 Supercars championship is going to be held this weekend in Ipswich, Australia on a short sprint track. It is a small, 3.2 kilometers long track with a simple but interesting layout of straights followed by sharp corners. As is the case with any V8 supercars race, it is going to be an interesting and suspense filled racing weekend.
The event started on Friday with two practice sessions held in the morning and afternoon. The first practice session which lasted for an hour had a surprise winner in the form of Scott McLaughlin from Wilson Security Racing GRM team.
McLaughlin drives a Polestar Volvo and this is the first time this season that his Volvo achieved a notable result. During the 2014 season, Volvo had some considerable success but it was during this year’s season that Ford and Holden with Nissan and Mercedes had blocked its chance of high results.
However, McLaughlin’s time of 1:10.0563 showed that Volvo still had potential in V8 Supercars championship. The second and third time were occupied by Erebus Motorsport Mercedes drivers, Ash Walsh and Will Davison.
The second practice session was more mainstream and Ford’s Chaz Mostert was fastest with 1:09.4881 minutes. Ford is dominant this season on shorter sprint type tracks so this result was not that surprising.
At second spot was Tim Slade in Holden and third was Scott McLaughlin in his Volvo improving his time over his first practice session.
For full results click HERE and stay tuned for more coverage this weekend.