MOSTERT SIDELINED AT GOLD COAST
Round 13 Supercars Championship, Gold Coast 600
Race 26 & 27 – Position DNS
Mostert started the weekend in strong, traveling inside the top six for Practice 1 & 3 with his teammate James Moffat finishing the co-driver session in P2.
Mostert channeled his practice pace where he needed it, taking provision pole in Qualifying to move into the Top Ten Shootout for Race 26.
The #55 Mustang came unstuck during the Shootout Lap at Turn 11 after clipping the curb on entry and colliding into the wall on exit.
The car suffered major front end damage, and the team quickly determined the chassis could not be repaired, with Mostert and co-driver James Moffat not starting any Race on the weekend.
Mostert was able to avoid any major injuries and returned on Sunday to view Race 27 from the Garage, but dropped to 6th in the Supercars Championship Standings.
“I’m gutted for the team. I didn’t have a great lap going to be honest, and just made a small mistake, but that’s all it takes to have a big one here. Sorry to the Tickford boys and girls, it’s a real shame to end the weekend this way.”
Mostert will now prepare for the Sandown 500 for Round 14 of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, to be held on 8 – 10 November with all races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 3437 points
- 2 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 2974 points
- 3 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 2668 points
- 4 – Fabian Coulthard, Shell V-Power Racing – 2557 points
- 5 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 2474 points
- 6 – Chaz Mostert, Tickford Racing – 2447 points