Sunday, April 13, 2014

VSCRC: Triple victory for Steven McLaughlan MPC Audi R8 LMS ultra at Phillip Island

By Johan Laubscher

Melbourne Performance Centre fielded two Audi R8 LMS and ultra cars for their customers at the opening round of the 2014 Victorian State Circuit Racing Championships Series this weekend.

It was the first round of the VSCRC and it was held at Phillip Island. The first of the two MPC Audi cars was the R8 LMS ultra of reigning VSCRC Sports Cars champion, Steven McLaughlan, in the #1 JAMEC PEM Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra. His teammate was South African, Ockert Fourie, behind the wheel of his Ockert Fourie Dental #79 Audi R8 LMS.

Qualifying saw the two Audi R8 LMS and ultra cars placing on pole and eighth, McLaughlan ahead of Fourie. Steven McLaughlan converted pole position into triple race victories on the day. Ockert Fourie finished seventh, fourth and second in the three races. The day was highlighted by the 1-2 finish for the MPC Audis in the third and final race.

Round two of the VSCRC will be held at Sandown from 17-18 May.

Photo credit: Ockert Fourie