MOSTERT BAGS PAIR OF P5 FINISHES
Round 4 Supercars Championship, Phillip Island SuperSprint
Race 9 – Position 5
Mostert began the quick 27-lap Race from P3 after Q3, advancing to directly to Q2 from finishing P6 in Friday’s Practice 2.
The Supercheap Auto Racing driver had a tough start to the Race and crossed the finish line in P5, advancing to 5th in the Championship Standings.
Mostert believed the car was missing a significant amount of balance and was hoping to have the car corrected overnight before Sunday’s Race.
Race 10 – Position 5
Mostert again advanced from Q2 to Q3 and finished P3 in Qualifying, starting the Race on the second row.
Losing two positions off of the line, Mostert moved into P5 and ran a strategy that saw him pit first.
Mostert crossed the line in P5 after 45 laps and moved to 3rd in the Supercars Championship standings as a result.
“Two top fives for the weekend is fantastic, it’s good for points, but I think we’re still behind the 8-ball. There’s a lot of work to be done to get where we need to be, we’re leaving a lot of lap time on the board at the moment. But it’s nice to get a couple good finishes and sort of reward the boys for all their hard work the last two weeks.”
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 – 1058 points
- 2 – Fabian Coulthard, Shell V-Power Racing – 934 points
- 3 – Chaz Mostert, Supercheap Auto Racing – 815 points
- 4 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 802 points
- 5 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 791 points