Mostert wins in the west

Published on LCDR Don Hogarth (author), LSIS Paul McCallum (photographer), Images courtesy of FPR (photographer)

Location(s): Perth, WA

Topic(s): V8 Supercars

Honorary Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant, Chaz Mostert, scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend. (photo: LSIS Paul McCallum)
Honorary Royal Australian Navy Lieutenant, Chaz Mostert, scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend.

Honorary Lieutenant Chaz Mostert scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo last weekend.

On the one-year anniversary of his debut in the championship, Mostert led home Craig Lowndes by two seconds at the end of the 200km contest.

“I had Craig down my neck all race and racing with him and trading lap times with him was cool. The team has been awesome all weekend. We were quick from Friday and that set us up for the weekend. This event marked my one-year anniversary in the sport at this level, so it was great to cap off the event with a win,” said Mostert, who claimed the win driving car #6 - the Pepsi Max FPR Ford.

Chaz Mostert led home Craig Lowndes by two seconds at the end of Race 16 at Barbagallo. Image courtesy of http://www.fpr.com.au.

Chaz Mostert led home Craig Lowndes by two seconds at the end of Race 16 at Barbagallo. Image courtesy of http://www.fpr.com.au.

“It was a tough start to the year, but the last couple of rounds have been awesome and to come away eighth in the points tally and with my first win for the team is really cool,” he said.

After the race, FPR Team Principal Tim Edwards praised Mostert’s performance.

“It was a great day for the team today. Chaz fully deserved his first win for the year and his recent form has shown that he is fast becoming the regular contender we knew he would be,” he said.

“His drive today was what you would expect of some of the veterans and to see him on the podium with Mark Winterbottom and Craig Lowndes highlights the calibre of his performance,” Edwards said of Mostert.

“Mark’s strategy didn’t play out as wed like, but his lead in the Championship is still more than 100 points and third place is a good result. We’ve still got work to do but were happy with how things are going in general,” he said.

Chaz Mostert celebrates after a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo. Image courtesy of http://www.fpr.com.au.

Chaz Mostert celebrates after a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo. Image courtesy of http://www.fpr.com.au.

The next round will take the teams to Darwin’s Hidden Valley to go head to head from 20-22 June 2014.