'Seriously impressive': Scott McLaughlin stuns US with 'special' IndyCar performance

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

The motorsport world was in awe of Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin after yet another impressive display behind the wheel in IndyCar testing.

MacLaughlin could seal a move to the US after this year’s Supercars championship and he impressed yet again after finishing third-fastest.

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The DJR Team Penske ace was one of 27 drivers to take part in Wednesday's test run at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.

The session was topped by experienced Australian Will Power with a one minute and 46.7603 second fastest lap but McLaughlin's best was just half a second off his Penske teammate's mark.

Scott McLaughlin getting ready for his IndyCar time trial. (Getty Images)

Fans in the US raved about McLaughlin’s skill ahead of a potential move.

This year's Supercars championship is looking increasingly like it will be McLaughlin's last in Australia before a move to America.

While the 26-year-old will return to Australia to begin his title defence at the season opening Adelaide 500 next week, the Texas practice run was important ahead of his IndyCar series debut at the Indianapolis Grand Prix in May.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 11: Scott McLaughlin, driver of the #2 Team Penske Chevrolet, prepares to drive at Circuit of The Americas on February 11, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

"It's hard on your neck and body," McLaughlin said of the open-wheel racer.

"I've been training really hard to get ready for it. I'm really happy with the car so far.

"I felt really comfortable and my seat position is really good. That's ideal because I'm not going to have many times in the car before the Indianapolis Grand Prix."