MOSTERT 2ND AT DARWIN & 4TH IN CHAMPIONSHIP
Round 7 Supercars Championship, Darwin TripleCrown
Chaz Mostert has finished P2 & P6 at the Darwin TripleCrown for Round 7 of the 2019 Supercars Championship.
Race 15 – Position 2
After starting P6 in Qualifying, an aggressive pit strategy by Mostert’s engineer, Adam De Borre, saw the #55 undercut some of the race leaders and rejoin in P2.
From the Race 15 rejoin, Mostert then managed his tyres and defended P2 from David Reynolds until the finish of the 42-lap Race.
The Podium is Mostert’s 6th of the 2019 Season and as a result, he has climbed back from 6th to 5th in the Supercars Championship Standings.
“Pretty aggressive strategy today, the car wasn’t too bad but we still have a lot to find in it. Overall I’m pretty happy to get another trophy and spray some champagne is great, we just need to build on it!”
Race 16 – Position 6
Mostert finished P8 in Sunday’s Top Ten Shootout but wasn’t happy with his last sector which pushed his time down the order.
Starting from Row 4, the strategy to take later Pit Stops paid off as he finished P6.
Mostert has climbed to 4th in the Championship Standings as a result of his successful weekend.
“We just stuck to our strategy. The top four was probably the best result we could get, but just ran out of puff there at the end to get back to there. It is what it is, P6 is a good bank of points, just not where we want to be. We still have some work to do, obviously, and we’ll keep fighting.”
Mostert will now prepare for the Townsville 400 for Round 8 of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, to be held on 5 -7 July with all races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 1946 points
- 2 – Fabian Coulthard, Shell V-Power Racing – 1627 points
- 3 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 1487 points
- 4 – Chaz Mostert, Tickford Racing – 1400 points
- 5 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 1399 points