MELBOURNE, Australia - The Ford Performance Mustang Supercar leads the 2019 Virgin Australia Championship after winning round four of the series, the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint. Mustang drivers Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard from Shell V-Power Racing Team took a race win each after locking out the front row for both races. The Mustang’s latest Supercar win comes ahead of global anniversary celebrations of the iconic sports car’s April 17, 1964, debut at the World’s Fair in New York.
“What a fitting way to head into the Mustang’s 55th anniversary week,” said Ford Australia Marketing Communications Manager, Tony Jordan, who was trackside at Phillip Island.“Tickford rebounded from a challenging round in Tasmania, and brought home a strong haul of points, while Shell V-Power Racing Team was the class of the field with superb qualifying and a pair of race wins.”
The famous Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit played host to a two-race event, with knock-out qualifying used in Tasmania employed once again on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Both sessions saw reigning champion and current series leader, Scott McLaughlin, claim pole position ahead of team-mate Fabian Coulthard, with Shell V-Power Racing locking out the front row of both races. The scintillating qualifying form set-up strong race performances that saw McLaughlin lead Coulthard home on Saturday, before Coulthard took the win ahead of McLaughlin on Sunday afternoon.