Scott McLaughlin escapes serious injury after massive crash at GC600

There’s been high drama at the GC600 with Supercars championship leader Scott McLaughlin involved in a massive accident during qualifying.

McLaughlin looked set to post the fastest time in qualifying before clipping a concrete barrier.

His Mustang then pinballed into another wall before his car skidded along the track and ended up on its side.


Marshalls raced to the scene before managing to get McLaughlin out of the car.

There was a great moment of sportsmanship with rival Shane Van Gisbergen stopping his car to make sure McLaughlin was ok.

He was taken away by medical staff but was cleared of serious injury.

His car however is a mess and McLaughlin won’t take part in this afternoon’s second race.

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He was a good chance of securing the Supercars championship today but his weekend is over.


McLaughlin had recorded the quickest time in qualifying prior to the crash.

McLaughlin says he’s ok apart from a bit of pain, especially to his crown jewels,m

“I’m just terribly sorry for the team they gave me a great car and were were trying to do a shootout lap there just practicing for the shootout and I just clipped the wall.

“It surprised me, when it hit, by the time I was on my side I was like ‘gee’, it all happened so quick.”