MOSTERT 3RD UNDER LIGHTS
Round 5 Supercars Championship, Perth SuperNight
Race 11 – Position 3
Mostert qualified P4 for Saturday night’s opening Race and had a great start off of the second row.
Passing Jamie Whincup into Turn 6 on Lap 43 of 50, Mostert went on to claim P3 in Race 11 of the Supercars Championship.
The podium finish is his 4th of 2019 and the 43rd of his career.
Mostert was surprised by the car pace but was ecstatic to finish on the podium and was looking forward to Sunday’s Race.
“It’s fantastic. It’s been a couple of rounds since we’ve gotten a trophy, so it’s great here to come to Perth, and obviously, the Pirtek Perth SuperNight has been pretty cool. I didn’t expect to get third, I was kind of in a Triple Eight sandwich there in the dying stages of that race. I’m glad Jamie struggled a bit more on tyres than me, and I was able to get the pass done and just knuckle down for the last couple laps. I didn’t expect to be up here, but it shows that we’ve made some improvements with the car.”
Race 12 – Position DNF
Mostert was looking promising for back-to-back podiums after qualifying P3 for the final race, but a failure in an engine component led to his early exit from Race 12.
Mostert was forced to retire from the Race after on lap 27 of 83 with a Mechanical Issue and received a no points classification for Race 12.
As a result of the DNF, Mostert has dropped from 3rd to 5th in the Supercars Championship Standings.
“Obviously it’s very disappointing to have a mechanical, have something out of your control happen when we could have been on for a podium tonight. The car was pretty good, we qualified on the front two rows again, and when you’re in a good position like that you need to capitalise. Unfortunately, we just had some bad luck tonight, it’ll hurt quite a bit in the Championship, but that’s motorsport. We’ll get back to the workshop and the boys will dissect exactly what happened, and we’ll tune it back up for Winton.”
Mostert will now prepare for the Perth SuperNight for Round 4 of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, to be held on 2 – 4 May with all races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 1346 points
- 2 – Fabian Coulthard, Shell V-Power Racing – 1204 points
- 3 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 1024 points
- 4 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 971 points
- 5 – Chaz Mostert, Supercheap Auto Racing – 944 points