MOSTERT 4TH AT BATHURST 1000
Mostert qualified P11 for the Bathurst 1000, narrowly missing the Top Ten Shootout by a hundredth of a second.
Race 25 – Position 4
The team opted for Co-Driver James Moffat to start the 6-Hour Race against all other main drivers, with Mostert hoping in after the first half-hour of the Race.
Following the racing incident on Lap 20 with Tickford Racing’s David Russell, Mostert had minimal damage and was able to complete a clean remainder of the Race, swapping with Moffat throughout.
The No. 55 Ford Falcon FG X crossed the line in P4 after 161 laps across 1000km of racing, less than a second behind McLaughlin in P3.
Mostert’s P4 finish may have been agonizingly short of a podium, but it has promoted the Supercheap Auto Driver to 6th in the Supercars Championship Standings.
Mostert is now looking forward to racing in America for BMW Motorsport before returning home for his local race and final round of the Pirtek Enduro Cup, the Gold Coast 600.
IT WAS A PRETTY TOUGH DAY FOR US, ACTUALLY I THINK WE WERE ON FOR A PODIUM TODAY. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PITS, YOU COME IN THIRD, COME OUT FOURTH OR FIFTH, IT’S NOT IDEAL. BUT IT’S A CREDIT TO MOFF, WE PUT HIM ON A HARD STRATEGY AND HE REALLY HELD HIS OWN. HE WAS THE REAL REASON WHY WE GOT A RESULT TODAY, SO I CAN’T THANK HIM ENOUGH.”
Mostert will now prepare for Round 14 of the Supercars Championship, the Gold Coast 600, on October 19-21.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 3276 points
- 2 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 3257 points
- 3 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 2872 points
- 4 – Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Racing – 2787 points
- 5 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 2567 points
- 8 – Chaz Mostert, Supercheap Auto Racing – 2288 points