Motorsport: Scott McLaughlin leads Kiwi domination in latest Supercars Eseries round

Kiwi Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin is the 'King of the Mountain' in the virtual world as well, after winning the latest Eseries round on Wednesday.

All three races were staged at Bathurst's famous Mount Panorama Circuit, with Kiwis Shane van Gisbergen, Fabian Coulthard and McLaughlin winning a race each.

But McLaughlin claimed his second round victory of the season by accumulating the most points across the three races. 

After comfortable victories for van Gisbergen and Coulthard in the opening eight-lap races, all eyes were on McLaughlin, heading into the final event of the evening. 

On the final lap, McLaughlin, 26, looked set for victory, but his brakes appeared to lock up on the last corner, allowing Brodie Kostecki to pass and secure victory. 

Upon further review, Kostecki seemed to nudge McLaughlin, so race stewards reversed the top two placings and the latter was awarded the win in the 14-lap finale. 

Scott McLaughlin is knocked off the track.
Scott McLaughlin is knocked off the track. Photo credit: Getty

"I thought I had a fair bit of help there [going into the wall]," McLaughlin told Fox Sports. "But that was a good battle, I had my work cut out there."

After the race, McLaughlin revealed he sprayed champagne in his apartment to celebrate the round win, admitting that was a bad idea. 

"Unbelievable to win the round… Fabian and I decided to start spraying some Prosecco in the apartment, which wasn't the best thing," he said in a Twitter video. "Time to get the mop out."

McLaughlin is now the 'King of the Mountain' in the virtual and real world, after winning last year's Bathurst 1000 during the 2019 Supercars season. 

Next week, the championship heads on a North American adventure, with trips to Watkins Glen, New York, and the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal.