Supercars Championship, Sydney SuperSprint, Race 8 (12.15pm EST) — Shane van Gisbergen will be out for retribution on Sunday after Scott McLaughlin edged him out by the barest of margins in Supercars’ return race.
McLaughlin won a thrilling Race 7 at Sydney Motorsport Park on Saturday which kickstarted the Supercars season after a more than 100-day hiatus due to coronavirus.
Van Gisbergen came home strong but was left to rue aerowash as he failed to complete an overtake in the closing laps, and came second to McLaughlin by just 0.180 seconds.
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“It was a pretty decent race but every time you get close, the aerowash is ridiculous, so I couldn’t do much with it,” he said.
“We tried to go long and have a better chance at the end but we could him and it just understeered. It’s hard to pass, we need to try something different tomorrow.”
McLaughlin will enter Sunday’s two races after extending his early championship lead to 47 points ahead of Whincup.
Van Gisbergen already has plenty of ground to make up after a disastrous second race in Adelaide when he failed to finish despite leading for most of the 78-lap affair.
SUNDAY JUNE 28 SCHEDULE
ARMOR ALL Qualifying Race 8: 10:35am – 10:50am
ARMOR ALL Qualifying Race 9: 10:55am – 11:10am
Race 8: 12:15pm – 1:25pm (33 laps)
Race 9: 2:35pm – 3:35pm (33laps)