MOSTERT FINISHES P10 AT BATHURST 1000

Chaz Mostert has produced a breathtaking drive at the Bathurst 1000 for Round 11 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chaz qualified in P3.
  • Chaz finished the Top 10 Shootout in P4.
  • Chaz finished the Race in P10.
  • Chaz now remains 4th in the Championship Standings.

BATHURST 1000 RECAP

Mostert had a great start to the Bathurst 1000, with a series of top 5 finishes in the Practice sessions.

In Qualifying the Number 55’s fuel went slightly off and lost balance, but Mostert was able to still drive to P3 and claim a position in the shootout.

Mostert went 8th in the Top 10 Shootout and finished P4 with a time of 2m04.59s on the grippy track.

Race 20 – Position 10

Mostert had an unbelievable start to the great race, flying into P2 on the start and taking over the lead a lap later.

Leading the Race for the majority, Mostert lost his shot at the Bathurst 1000 Trophy when a Safety Car restart on Lap 145 saw him spin off the track.

Mostert was able to rejoin and salvage a P10 finish for the #55 Supercheap Auto FG X after more than 7 hours of racing and despite the spin and a pair of drive-through penalties.

Mostert was disappointed with the result, but was very happy with the team and cars performance.

“WE WERE FAST AT POINTS, THE BOYS GAVE ME A REALLY GOOD CAR FOR THE WET CONDITIONS. THE DRY WASN’T QUITE AS GOOD TO US BUT WE DIDN’T GET MUCH OF A CHANCE ON DRY TYRES TO REALLY SEE WHAT WE HAD. IT WAS A VERY INTENSE RACE AND AFTER ALL THAT TO BE IN THE TOP TEN IS KIND OF SURPRISING. WE SOMEHOW CLOSED THE CHAMPIONSHIP DEFICIT, WHICH OBVIOUSLY IS IMPORTANT; WE’RE CLOSER INTO THE PICTURE NOW SO WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN MAKE MORE GROUND AT GOLD COAST.”

Mostert will now prepare for Round 12 of the Supercars Championship at the Gold Coast 600 on October 20-22, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.


SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARD

  • 1 – Fabian Coulthard – DJR Team Penske: 2431 points
  • 2 – Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight: 2340 points
  • 3 – Scott McLaughlin – DJR Team Penske: 2334 points
  • 4 – Chaz Mostert – Supercheap Auto Racing: 2208 points
  • 5 – Shane Van Gisbergen – Triple Eight: 2142 points
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