DOUBLE PODIUM FOR MOSTERT AT IPSWICH
Round 9 Supercars Championship, Ipswich SuperSprint
Chaz Mostert has claimed double podium finishes at the Ipswich SuperSprint for Round 9 of the 2019 Supercars Championship.
Race 19 – Position 3
Mostert qualified P6 for Race 19 of the Supercars Championship in Q3 of the tiered qualifying format and due to new rules, the car was unable to be touched before the Race.
Mostert had a great start to the 39-lap race, quickly jumping into P4 on the start.
The Tickford Racing Driver was able to advance to the podium in the single pit-stop race, crossing the finish line in P3.
I was really not happy with my car in qualifying, knowing that the rules, you’ve got to carry your qualifying car over. So I’m super shocked to get a podium today with how the car was feeling earlier today. Saying that, I just trucked on, had a pretty lucky first lap as these guys were all battling in front, I kind of did a bit of a Townsville move again and just got myself into a bit of clean track and I came out, I think I was in fourth after it all settled out, so I got myself into position to try and get a podium.”
Race 20 – Position 3
Mostert had a great start to the race from P2 on the front row, determined to take the lead but forced to settle for P2.
Mostert held his position in his first stint, taking his first stop on lap 19 but losing track position to Whincup and van Gisbergen.
On lap 38, for his second and final stop, Mostert was able to leap-frog Whincup and took his a second podium.
Mostert again finished P3 and headed to the podium 4th in the Supercars Championship standings.
Consistency this weekend’s been good, today we lost a little bit of performance compared to yesterday but I definitely think if I had the car I had yesterday I still wouldn’t have had anything for these two.”
Mostert will now prepare for the OTR SuperSprint for Round 10 of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, to be held on 23 – 25 August with all races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 2438 points
- 2 – Fabian Coulthard, Shell V-Power Racing – 2005 points
- 3 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 1918 points
- 4 – Chaz Mostert, Tickford Racing – 1898 points
- 5 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 1798 points