MOSTERT HOMETOWN HERO AT GOLD COAST 600
Race 26 – Position 1
Mostert qualified P7 with a time of 01:10.6536, advancing to the Top Ten Shootout and finishing P5 in the one-lap dash.
After Co-Driver James Moffat began the Race for the #55 he was able to take the lead on Lap 36 with Mostert taking over the lead halfway through the Race and claiming his and the team’s first win of 2018.
The Supercheap Auto Falcon won the 102-lap race by 9.5 seconds and the dominating Race 26 Victory marked Mostert’s 12th Supercars career win.
“MOFF DID AN AMAZING JOB, HE GAVE US A LITTLE BUFFER, AND THE CAR WAS PRETTY MANAGEABLE. A BIT LIKE WE WERE STRUGGLING WITH, WHICH WAS HANGING ONTO ITS TYRES, IT ACTUALLY HUNG ONTO ITS TYRES PRETTY GOOD. WE STILL HAVE A BIT OF WORK TO DO, STILL A LITTLE BIT OF LOCKING AND STUFF WITH THE CAR THAT WE NEED TO TRY TO FIX UP, BUT OVERALL STOKED WITH OUR RACE.”
Race 27 – Cancelled
Mostert opened Sunday’s campaign by qualifying for the Top Ten Shootout, later finishing P2 in front of his home crowd in his one-lap effort.
Race 27 was halted after 37 laps due to torrential rain, resumed under the Safety Car, stopped again on Lap 42 and was declared abandoned with no points being awarded.
Mostert’s co-driver James Moffat led 20 laps prior to the race’s abandonment.
“OVERALL IT WAS A PRETTY POSITIVE WEEKEND FOR US. TO GET THE WIN YESTERDAY IN THE DRY WAS PRETTY SPECIAL, IT WAS A GOOD TEAM EFFORT, AND TODAY WAS TRACKING ALONG PRETTY WELL UNTIL IT GOT WET AS WELL. OVERALL I’M PRETTY HAPPY WITH THE WEEKEND, AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE.”
Mostert will now prepare for Round 15 of the Supercars Championship, the Auckland SuperSprint, on November 2-4.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 3368 points
- 2 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 3354 points
- 3 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 2935 points
- 4 – Craig Lowndes, Autobarn Racing – 2925 points
- 5 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 2687 points
- 6 – Chaz Mostert, Supercheap Auto Racing – 2438 points