McLaughlin out of weekend after crash

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 27/10/2019
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Scott McLaughlin’s bid to wrap up the 2019 Supercars title will likely have to wait until next month's Penrite Oil Sandown 500, after crashing out of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 weekend.

McLaughlin and co-driver Alex Premat will take no further part in the Surfers Paradise event, due to the damage sustained to the Shell V-Power Racing Mustang in a qualifying crash.

The car copped a heavy hit on its right-side when it clouted the concrete wall on the exit of the first chicane.

Hitting the concrete tipped the car onto its side, subsequently coming to rest towards Turn 4.

McLaughlin underwent a concussion test in the trackside medical centre and was cleared to race this afternoon, had the car been repairable.

McLaughlin can still secure the championship today, with two events remaining, but only if Shane van Gisbergen fails to finish.

The #17 Shell V-Power Racing entry becomes the second car to be ruled out of action after Chaz Mostert's weekend-ending crash in the ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout yesterday.

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