McLAUGHLIN’S STUNNING WINNING STAT

Scott McLaughlin has won at least one race at each round in 2020 so far. Photo: Shell V-Power Racing Team.

SCOTT McLaughlin will go to Bathurst next month aiming for his second straight victory in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with his third Supercars Championship firmly in his back pocket.

But he’s achieved something this year that has gone completely unnoticed by many – but not by the V8 Sleuth team.

The Shell V-Power Mustang driver has won 13 races this year, but it’s the way he’s done it that puts him into championship history books.

McLaughlin has become the first driver in the multi-race round era of the championship to win a race at every round within a season – a streak he can keep going next month at Bathurst if he wins the big race.

He’s won at least one race at all nine rounds where races have been held this year – of course we’re not counting Albert Park given no races were held there!

Last year McLaughlin won at least one race in the first 12 rounds of the season through to Bathurst, though didn’t win again across Gold Coast, Sandown or Newcastle.

We’ve dug back through the record books to find other occasions where drivers have won races at plenty of rounds within a season and Craig Lowndes is the other stand out – he won races at eight of the 10 rounds in both 1996 and 1998.

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With over 20 years in the Australian motorsport industry, Noonan is the head of V8 Sleuth. He’s held a range of roles including working in television with Seven and Ten, print media and public relations. With a specialty in Australian motorsport history, he’s known around racing paddocks as ’the Sleuth’ and started his motorsport media career in 1997.