Motorsport: Scott McLaughlin claims two wins in Supercars Eseries opening round

Kiwi driver Scott McLaughlin has proved he's just as dominant off the race track as he is on it, winning the opening round of the Supercars Eseries on Wednesday night. 

Sitting in the comfort of a simulator at his Brisbane home, the Ford star won two of the three races in the opening round of the new 10-week Eseries, with the first two races contested at the Phillip Island Supercars track, before the series moved to Monza, home of the Italian Grand Prix.

McLaughlin won the first race at Phillip Island, before Jack Le Brocq won the second. Christchurch-born McLaughlin then won the final race at Monza.

After the races, McLaughlin posted photos on social media accounts of him spraying champagne off his apartment balcony, while using a keyboard as a trophy. 

"I had so much fun," McLaughlin told Fox Sports. "It is a cool thing to do, while we are waiting for our real racing to begin." 

McLaughlin's two wins come days after he won a virtual IndyCar race to go top of those standings after two rounds.

Real racing won't resume for another two months at least, with the season currently suspended, due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The next Supercars Eseries event takes place on April 13, with races staged at England's Silverstone and Spain's Catalunya tracks.