MOSTERT STRUGGLES AT SYMMONS PLAINS
Round 3 Supercars Championship, Tasmania SuperSprint
Race 7 – Position 10
Mostert began Saturday’s opening Race in P11 and climbed one position to finish P10 in the 50-lap Race, leading home the Tickford Racing team.
Mostert pointed out there were some bright spots and some things he was happy with, but the car still needed some working on.
With the P10 result, Mostert climbed to 2nd in the Championship Standings previously sitting 3rd following his Round Win in Melbourne.
Race 8 – Position 10
Mostert was able to advance from Q1 to Q3 in the elimination Qualifying format but was forced into the gravel at the end of the session to avoid Van Gisbergen, and finished P10.
Mostert stalled his engine at the beginning of the Race and dropped to P15, but was able to climb back to P10 to finish the 84-lap Race where he originally qualified.
With the second P10 result of the weekend, Mostert dropped to 6th in the Championship Standings.
“Tassie strikes Tickford Racing again. We just really struggled this weekend, it’s obviously super, super tight out there and if you just miss the mark with a couple of things, like we said coming into this it can really put you backwards. We probably have a bit of work to do. It obviously shows our car still has a weakness here, we’ve got to pull our finger out, make some new bits, and make this thing faster in a straight line.”
Mostert will now prepare for the Phillip Island SuperSprint for Round 4 of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, to be held on 12 – 14 April with all races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.
SUPERCARS CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- 1 – Scott McLaughlin, Shell V-Power Racing – 770 points
- 2 – Fabian Coulthard, Shell V-Power Racing – 646 points
- 3 – Jamie Whincup, Red Bull Holden Racing – 610 points
- 4 – Shane Van Gisbergen, Red Bull Holden Racing – 604 points
- 5 – David Reynolds, Penrite Racing – 599 points
- 6 – Chaz Mostert, Tickford Racing – 593 points