MOSTERT FINISHES FOURTH IN TOWNSVILLE
Chaz Mostert has finished 4th and 5th at the Townsville 400 for Round 7 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
- Chaz topped Practice 2.
Chaz qualified P3 for Race 13.
Chaz finished P4 in Race 13.
Chaz remains 5th in the Championship Standings.
Race 13 – Position 4
Mostert qualified 3rd for Townsville’s Race 13 after topping the final practice session the day prior.
The Supercheap Auto Driver battled with Shane van Gisbergen throughout Race 13, and was able to execute his passing move in the final laps to finish P4.
Mostert was happy with his car speed and to claim a Top 5 finish.
Race 14 – Position 5
Mostert qualified second, but finished 6th in the Top 10 Shootout.
Starting from the 3rd Row Mostert ran an alternate strategy to his team-mates, pitting for his first stop later in the race to make the most of a fresher tyre.
Mostert believes the strategy was a good call after taking on more fuel at the stop, enabling him to catch up to Winterbottom in the final stint.
Mostert was happy with the weekend overall.
“OVERALL IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD WEEKEND TO GET TWO TOP-FIVES. IT WAS A BIT LIKE FOLLOW THE LEADER OUT THERE WITH MY MATE FROSTY. I AM REASONABLY HAPPY. WE KNOW IT WAS A GOOD RUN FOR US THIS WEEKEND. THIS WEEKEND WE HAD A GOOD COMPETITIVE RUN. I THINK WE KNOW THE AREAS WE’RE LACKING IN AND WE KNOW THE AREAS THAT WE NEED TO WORK ON. ONE OF THOSE IS A BIT OF TYRE LIFE TO THE GUYS AROUND US. OVERALL I AM PRETTY HAPPY WITH THE WEEKEND, WE HAD SOME GOOD QUALIFYING SPEED, SOME GOOD RACES AND GOOD POINTS.”
Mostert will now prepare for Round 8 of the Supercars Championship at the Ipswich SuperSprint on July 28 – 30, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARD
- 1 – Fabian Coulthard – DJR Team Penske: 1330 points
- 2 – Jamie Whincup – Triple Eight: 1320 points
- 3 – Scott McLaughlin – DJR Team Penske: 1314 points
- 4 – Shane Van Gisbergen – Triple Eight: 1152 points
- 5 – Chaz Mostert – Supercheap Auto Racing: 1026 points