Shane van Gisbergen has extended his lead in the BP Supercars All Stars ESeries after claiming two victories in last night’s round.
McLaughlin meanwhile endured a difficult round and has consequently lost ground in the standings.
Wildcard Fawzan El-Nabi performed well on his series debut, proving to be one of the fastest drivers throughout the evening.
RACE 1 (Phillip Island)
El-Nabi failed to capitalise on his pole position start, generating wheel spin which saw him tumble down the order.
Van Gisbergen took the lead as a result, with Mostert and Holdsworth hanging on to his coattails.
Calamities at turn four saw Fabian Coulthard make heavy contact with Bryce Fullwood and Andre Heimgartner. All three cars incurred heavy damaged and dropped down the order.
El-Nabi made big gains in the pit window and subsequently found himself latched onto the back of McLaughlin.
Another driver to gain in the pits was Mostert, who emerged ahead of initial race leader, Van Gisbergen.
However, the Kiwi managed to find his way back past shortly thereafter.
The battle between El-Nabi and McLaughlin was intensifying and ultimately resulted in contact between the two. Driver Standards Observer Craig Baird issued El-Nabi a drive-through penalty for the contact.
Up the front, De Pasquale began to apply the pressure to Van Gisbergen heading into the dying laps.
Van Gisbergen withstood the pressure and came home to secure victory with De Pasquale trailing in second and Mostert in third. McLaughlin meanwhile recovered to finish ninth.
RACE 2 (Interlagos)
De Pasquale defended aggressively at the start against Van Gisbergen while McLaughlin was turned around at turn one by Mostert, sending him to the back of the field.
El-Nabi pressured Van Gisbergen for second, with the BP Ultimate wildcard driver ultimately taking position.
Van Gisbergen opted to pit immediately in an effort to gain track position.
Mostert meanwhile was issued a drive-through penalty for his contact with McLaughlin.
El-Nabi closed the gap to De Pasquale and looked set to take the lead from the Erebus driver. However, El-Nabi took to the pits in his bid for the undercut.
While the El-Nabi emerged behind Van Gisbergen, he quickly vanquished the Red Bull HRT driver to work his way up into effective second behind De Pasquale.
McLaughlin and Mostert were the last of the drivers to pit, leaving De Pasquale to assume the lead of the race.
De Pasquale would keep the lead for the remainder of the race, taking victory ahead of El-Nabi and Van Gisbergen.
RACE 3 (Interlagos)
James Courtney led the field away in the reverse-grid format, although chaos at the further into the lap saw several drivers caught up.
As a result of the first lap melee, the safety car was brought out to calm the field down.
The majority of drivers took their first compulsory pitstop at the during the safety car period.
As the race resumed, it was a Kelly Racing one-two as Heimgartner led Rick Kelly.
Shortly after the restart however, Jack Smith would be sent into the wall by Le Brocq while Fullwood looped around on his own, causing a bottleneck at turn four.
James Golding meanwhile had become the effective race leader after being the first car on the road to complete his first compulsory pitstop.
On lap 14, Van Gisbergen made his second compulsory stop, emerging behind Mostert. However, it wasn’t long before the Kiwi took position from the WAU driver.
Van Gisbergen then proceeded to pester McLaughlin for the lead of the race, ultimately taking control at the beginning of lap 17.
The race went time-certain with Van Gisbergen beating McLaughlin to the line by half a second. Mostert would finish the third to round out the podium.
This win sees Van Gisbergen extend his lead in the championship standings as the series reaches its final rounds.
The championship returns to the United States next week, visiting the acclaimed Road Atlanta and Road America courses.