Supercars Championship Round 6, Darwin SuperSprint
Mostert’s P6 a highlight at Hidden Valley.
Race 16 – Position 9 🏁
Mostert reached the Shootout for Saturday’s race, finishing in P12.
Off the start line, Mostert avoided disaster in milliseconds, reacting to a stalled Scott Pye in front of him.
Mostert ran a long stint in the 38-lap race, stopping on lap 21, after being stuck in the train for the first stint.
Fresher tyres than some around him meant he was on the charge late, with two highlight moves around Winterbottom and Coulthard, but the No. 25 didn’t feel as strong as it did the weekend prior.
“Tough day today, top-10’s are always good, but we had to work hard for that one. We need to do some troubleshooting overnight with the car, to make sure we are maximising what we’ve got tomorrow, and get some more points. We will put our heads together tonight, work as a team, and come out swinging tomorrow!”
Race 17 – Position 18 🏁
Mostert qualified P12 but was the one to watch late, as he went from P12 after the stop, into a fight with Percat for P7.
After getting around him at turn five, Percat came back under at turn one and as Mostert went for the over-and-under, Percat slowed the car enough that Chaz made contact with the rear bar and was immediately penalised 15-seconds.
Mostert crossed the line in P7 but his penalty demoted him to P18.
Race 18 – Position 6 🏁
Mostert had a much better second qualifying session finishing P5 and scored his best finish of the weekend in the final race, in a 38-lap fight with four cars around him.
Mostert had the speed, but track position was king in the final stages, meaning he couldn’t fight for a podium and he finished the Race in P6.
“Interesting weekend, with a lot of mixed results for us, with the last one being the highlight, qualifying fifth and finishing sixth. There was a bit of soul-searching across the weekend, but I think we learnt a lot about our car. I know I’m sounding like a bit of a broken record on that one, but I think we know the things we need to develop going forward. Hopefully we get some things to Townsville, and it livens the No. 25 up a bit and we can get some good results up there. Looking forward to next weekend already.”
Mostert will now prepare for Round 7 of the 2020 Supercars Championship, which will be held in Townsville on August 29-30.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V Power Racing – 1324 points
- 2 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 1147 points
- 3 – Shane van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 979 points
- 4 – Chaz Mostert, Mobil 1 Appliances Online Racing – 972 points
- 5 – Nick Percat, Brad Jones Racing – 736 points