MOSTERT 5TH IN 2019 SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 15 Supercars Championship, Newcastle 500
Race 31 – Position 11
After a frustrating P16 finish in Saturday morning’s qualifying session, Mostert managed to climb into P11 before the end of Newcastle’s relatively uneventful opening 95-lap race.
Mostert’s result just outside the top ten locked him into fifth in the Supercars Drivers Championship Standings, which would equal his career-best finish in the standings, equal with his finish in 2017.
Race 32 – Position 6
Mostert struggled in Sunday’s qualifying session, finishing P11 and missed the shootout, but was able to climb 5 positions in the 95-lap race to finish P6 in the final hit-out of the year.
Mostert was Tickford Racing’s highest ranked driver, finishing 5th in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season.
“Tough day on Saturday, it was the most physical race I’ve had all year, and one of the toughest I’ve ever driven, I think. It’s a super tough track, when you just don’t have the car to hang on, it’s really physical on you. I’m happy to get back to 11th from where we started, we didn’t have a great qualifying. On Sunday, it was tough again, we just didn’t quite have the pace this weekend. Honestly I think the strategy got us there in the end, to P6. It’s good to get a good bank of points and finish off the year fifth in the championship. The consistency this year hurt us a bit, and some driver mistakes through the year also sucked, but it’s awesome to still be top five in the championship and finish the year off strong!”
Mostert will now prepare for the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 3872 points
- 2 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 3310 points
- 3 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 3208 points
- 4 – Fabian Coulthard, Shell V-Power Racing – 3058 points
- 5 – Chaz Mostert, Tickford Racing – 2879 points