LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09: Scott McLaughlin drives the #17 Shell V-Power Racing Team Ford Falcon FGX during qualifying for race 3 for the Tasmania SuperSprint, which is part of the Supercars Championship at Symmons Plains Raceway on April 8, 2017 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

McLaughlin fast in all conditions

Despite the pouring rain at the Winton Raceway today, DJR Team Penske driver Scott McLaughlin was fast all day in all conditions.

Practice 1 occurred in torrential rain, wet from start to finish and he was at the top for virtually the whole session.

Practice 2 started wet, and dried as the session wore on. Slicks were bolted on for the final few minutes of the session, where he finished 2nd behind Nick Percat.

“The car was really nice in the wet today, and those were really full-on conditions,” he said. “It also felt nice in the second session as the track dried, and was fast when we bolted slicks on. I didn’t get all of it on my final flyer, so all up I’m very happy with the car, and know that the pace is there for tomorrow.”

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