Can anyone beat McLaughlin?

Written by on 03/06/2019

Scott McLaughlin’s hot form in the 2019 Supercars season has drawn praise from rival team bosses, including comparisons to Jamie Whincup’s dominant era.

McLaughlin is marching towards a second-straight title, winning 10 of the year’s first 14 races to hold a 244-point championship lead over team-mate Fabian Coulthard.

While much early-season attention has been on the speed of the new Ford Mustang and form of Shell V-Power Racing, McLaughlin’s personal output has also been stunning.

His average pole margin is 0.3913 seconds, following a 0.5287s gap to Coulthard in the Sunday ARMOR ALL Qualifying session at Winton.  

Asked of the speed of the Shell Mustangs at Winton, Tickford boss Tim Edwards and Triple Eight manager Mark Dutton noted McLaughlin’s superiority, drawing parallels with Whincup.


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