Motorsport: McLaughlin a contender in new look Volvo

Scott McLaughlin drives the #33 Wilson Security Volvo during a V8 Supercars test day. Photo / Getty Images
Scott McLaughlin drives the #33 Wilson Security Volvo during a V8 Supercars test day. Photo / Getty Images

Kiwi V8 Supercars star Scott McLaughlin will drive a new look Volvo during the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship.

McLaughlin enjoyed a terrific first season with the manufacturer in their debut 2014 season but was disappointed to finish last year in eighth place.

Garry Rogers Motorsport launched their new livery earlier in the week and enjoyed a solid day testing at Winton Raceway on Monday.

McLaughlin has been tipped by former champion Russell Ingall as a genuine contender for this year's championship.

"I think he's still got to learn a little bit more and as far as consistency, where to go and where not to go," Ingall told the V8 Supercars website. "So that part of it, if you take the whole picture - yes he'll be a top five contender, but he's got to have something special to happen to win the championship though."

McLaughlin will have a new teammate this season with former Nissan driver James Moffat replacing David Wall in the #34 Volvo.


- NZ Herald

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