Volvo's Scott McLaughlin admits he and his Gary Rogers Motorsport squad cannot afford any more bad weekends following a terrible start to the V8 Supercars season.

Despite the S60's apparent pace, McLaughlin's 2015 campaign so far has been riddled with technical dramas and penalties, which has left the Kiwi 18th in the championship after one points-worthy weekend.

An equally as frustrating non-championship round at the Australian Grand Prix support event hasn't helped matters but McLaughlin and Polestar Racing head to a circuit in which they went well at last season. The Kiwi picked up a solid trio of top-six finishes at Symmons Plains last season early in the S60's 2014 development.

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McLaughlin is well aware that their fortunes need to change if he wants to remain in touch with point's leader James Courtney and reigning six-time champion Jamie Whincup.

"This is a pretty strong track for the Volvo. For us it needs to be a strong weekend to build on and get back into the championship hunt," said McLaughlin.

"We can't really afford any bad more weekends. The competition is the toughest it has ever been and guys like Courtney and Whincup aren't going to falter. I can definitely see us having a good weekend and getting the championship back on track," the Kiwi concluded.

McLaughlin's Polestar team mate David Wall also returns to the cockpit this weekend after sitting out of the Australian Grand Prix on medical advice. Wall received burns to his foot at the season opening Clipsal 500, severe enough to force the Volvo new-boy out of the Melbourne event in place of Chris Pither.

"After being out of the car for the Melbourne GP due to the injuries I had from Clipsal, I am obviously looking forward to get back into the car and getting back with the crew for the weekend," said Wall.

"I am aiming to come away with a result that we are all happy with and more importantly just getting my butt back inside car 34."

Wall currently sits four places higher than McLaughlin in the V8 Supercars standings in 14th position.