McLaughlin joins Adelaide broadcast team

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 11/09/2022
  • By James Pavey

Scott McLaughlin will make a long-awaited return to the Supercars paddock in Adelaide.

McLaughlin will join the Supercars broadcast team for the VALO Adelaide 500.

The Adelaide event will end the 2022 season on December 1-4.

McLaughlin last featured in Supercars at the 2020 Bathurst 1000.

The IndyCar driver, who recently re-signed with Team Penske, will make the trip to Australia.

The New Zealander will also catch up with friends and family.

A three-time Supercars champion, McLaughlin is one of five drivers in contention for the IndyCar crown.

The 2022 IndyCar season will conclude at Laguna Seca this weekend.

The 56-time Supercars race winner teased the appearance on social media on Saturday.

"I can’t wait to get back to a Supercars event although this time it will be a very different experience," McLaughlin said.

"I’ve always had an interest in the TV game and I’m really excited to that I’ll be doing it for the first time with some of the best in the business in Jess Yates, Neil Crompton and Mark Skaife.

"I’ve watched as much of the season so far when I can, even on the bus at my events and love to follow the progress of the championship.”

McLaughlin won the Adelaide 500 in 2019 and 2020.

On Adelaide, McLaughlin added: "I was as excited as anyone to see the event back on the Supercars calendar.

"It’s one of the great street circuits and I can’t wait to see what Turn 8 has in store for the drivers this year.”

Head of Broadcast David Tunnicliffe said the cameo comes after months of discussions.

"Scott and I have kept in touch ever since he headed to the USA,” Tunnicliffe said.

McLaughlin has won three IndyCar races in 2022

“We know when he’s watching over there as myself and many others get messages from him with his thoughts on what’s going on.

"From the moment I asked Scott if he would make a guest appearance in the TV team, he was keen.

“We just had to keep our fingers crossed that the schedules aligned, and they did.

"Scott will not only offer his expert opinion, but we’re working on a few other cool little projects that fans watching on from around the world will see within the broadcast.”

December's VALO Adelaide 500 will be the final event where Holdens and Fords will share a Supercars grid.

The Gen3 Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang will take over in 2023.

Supercars will be on track on all four days of the Adelaide event.

It will be broadcast live on Fox Sports and the Seven Network and streamed live via Kayo and 7plus.

More information can be found on the event’s official website,

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