IndyCar information | Scott McLaughlin backs Shane van Gisbergen for IndyCar cameo

Scott McLaughlin is adamant fellow Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen could be aggressive if he made the swap to IndyCar.

Off the again of his third championship win in 2020, the record-setting Supercars driver shipped off from Australia to the US to pursue an IndyCar profession.

Up to now, it has been a affluent season-and-a-half with Workforce Penske.

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Shane van Gisbergen (left) and countryman Scott McLaughlin pose in entrance of their Supercars on the 2020 Adelaide 500 (Getty)

On his oval racing debut, McLaughlin completed runner-up to countryman Scott Dixon at Texas Motor Speedway.

The touring automotive ace gained his first IndyCar race on the streets of St Petersburg this 12 months and went on to win once more in entrance of his dad and mom on the Mid-Ohio Sports activities Automotive Course.

McLaughlin has mentioned prior to now that if he has success, then that may open the door for Supercars’ finest to make an identical transfer throughout the Pacific.

Van Gisbergen, he thinks, would go nicely within the single-seater sequence.

“I simply assume he is a shoe,” mentioned McLaughlin.

“He drives something very nicely. I feel it might be fairly cool for him to simply attempt IndyCar. 

“Yeah, he is a much bigger dude, however I feel he could be high quality. We see Graham Rahal is about the identical dimension as him. 

“I feel it might be a very cool factor for him to do and I would absolutely assist it if he obtained in, that is for certain.”

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The 2-time Supercars champion has had success in GT racing and rallying however has additionally dipped his toes in drifting and speedway.

The 2019 Bathurst 1000 winner famous van Gisbergen’s means to be aggressive irrespective of the self-discipline.

However would McLaughlin assist tee up an IndyCar check for his countryman? He chuckled, “No, he can determine that out himself.”

Scott McLaughlin (left) and Shane van Gisbergen final confronted one another on observe in 2020 (Getty)

McLaughlin and van Gisbergen loved eight years of Supercars competitors towards one another, a number of of these as title adversaries.

The Triple Eight Race Engineering driver was twice runner-up to his DJR Workforce Penske rival throughout 2018 and 2019.

McLaughlin gained three in a row, leaving the sequence on the finish of 2020 along with his final title within the bag.

Now, McLaughlin is making a reputation for himself in the US as a bonafide contender for the IndyCar crown.

The IndyCar Sequence continues on August 8 with the Huge Machine Music Metropolis Grand Prix in Nashville.

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