DEVASTATING END AT THE MOUNTAIN FOR MOSTERT
Round 12 Supercars Championship, Bathurst 1000
Race 25 – Position 16
Mostert qualified P2 in both Qualifying and again in the Top Ten Shootout for Sunday’s Great Race.
The Supercheap Auto Driver’s low came on Lap 122 when Mostert crashed into Waters at The Chase battling for P3 and both went into the sand, triggering a Safety Car.
Mostert was able to rejoin the race, serve his pit lane penalty and finish a lap down in P16, breaking the Mount Panorama race lap record on his way twice, at his best a 2:04.76.
Mostert has dropped into 4th in the Supercars Championship Standings.
“Obviously I’m shattered. You know, it’s the biggest race of the year, the event we look forward to most, and the race we want to win most. It was so tight up the front all day, we were just setting up for the last stint, had a good run on Cam, and just got crossed up and we hit. I didn’t need to pass him, shouldn’t have tried, and it ruined both our races which is the worst part. I’m really sorry to Cam and the whole team, we should be celebrating a podium or two right now, but we’re empty handed.”
Mostert will now prepare for the Gold Coast 600 for Round 13 of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, to be held on 22 – 24 October with all races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 3308 points
- 2 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 2686 points
- 3 – Fabian Coulthard, Shell V-Power Racing – 2512 points
- 4 – Chaz Mostert, Tickford Racing – 2441 points
- 5 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 2380 points