MOSTERT ENDURES TOUGH TASMANIAN WEEKEND
Race 7 – Position DNF
Starting from P17 and running in the midfield, Mostert was one of the last drivers to pit in Race 7 when the #55 car caught fire during his lap 23 stop.
Mostert was helped from his car following the incident only to catch his breath and return to the driver’s seat, but repairs were not completed in time for him to finish the minimum 75% of the race distance.
The DNF Result was Mostert’s first since Race 9 at Winton in 2017.
Race 8 – Position 10
Starting from the 6th Row on the Grid, Mostert was able to climb one position by the end of the Race thanks to strategy, but still faced issues with the car and the lack of pace.
Mostert is now looking forward to heading to the Phillip Island event later this month where he claimed a race win last year.
“TENTH IS BETTER THAN NOTHING BUT IT’S NOT WHERE WE NEED TO BE. WE JUST COULDN’T SEEM TO GET MUCH OF ANYTHING RIGHT THIS WEEKEND, WHICH IS FRUSTRATING BECAUSE THE TEAM HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD. WE’VE HAD LONG MEETINGS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT WE NEED, LONG NIGHTS THROWING EVERYTHING AT THE CARS, AND JUST COULDN’T FIND THE MAGIC COMBINATION. WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO, AND IT DOESN’T SLOW DOWN FOR US FROM HERE, SO WE’LL HAVE A GOOD SIT DOWN THIS WEEK AND TRY TO DIAGNOSE THE ISSUES, THEN COME OUT IN PHILLIP ISLAND AND GO FOR BETTER RESULTS.”
Mostert will now prepare for Round 4 of the Supercars Championship, the Phillip Island 500, on April 20 -22.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARD
- 1 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 658 points
- 2 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 647 points
- 3 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 647 points
- 4 – James Courtney, Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing – 624 points
- 5 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 618 points
- 9 – Chaz Mostert, Supercheap Auto Racing – 494 points