Supercars: Mostert wins in the wet – leads Championship

Chaz Mostert has claimed the Repco Supercars Championship lead with victory in a wet-dry Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight thriller.

The Bathurst winner was able to hold off two rising stars of the sport in a strategic 300km epic, with pole man Brodie Kostecki and Anton De Pasquale filling the podium.

The 77-lap race featured three BP Safety Car deployments, with scattered showers wreaking havoc through the field.

Chaz Mostert wins race 2 of the Event 1 of the Repco Supercars Championship, Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales, Australia. 6 March 2021. EDGE Photographics

It marked Mostert’s first win in Sydney since 2015, and the first at Sydney Motorsport Park for a Walkinshaw car in 14 years.

It also helped Mostert into the championship lead for the first time in his career.

Additionally, it marked the first time in six years that a non-Triple Eight or Dick Johnson Racing driver leads the championship.

“I never thought I’d have an orange number on my car,” said Mostert, who finished third on Saturday.

“Driving up and seeing this [championship leader] board is pretty cool.

“It’s cool to tick that box off the list… I don’t know where to start. What a race, what a weekend for us.

“Super stoked for the whole team.”

Chaz Mostert wins race 2 of the Event 1 of the Repco Supercars Championship, Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales, Australia. 6 March 2021. EDGE Photographics

Saturday winner Shane van Gisbergen finished sixth despite starting 21st, spinning early, suffering a slow stop and at one stage was even lapped.

Mostert will carry a 12-point lead over De Pasquale to Tasmania, with van Gisbergen 27 points from the new championship leader.

The season will resume at the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint on the 26-27 March.

Sydney Race 2 Results

Pos No. Driver Car Behind
1 25 Chaz Mostert Holden Commodore ZB 0.000s
2 99 Brodie Kostecki Holden Commodore ZB 2.766
3 11 Anton De Pasquale Ford Mustang GT 4.433
4 6 Cameron Waters Ford Mustang GT 4.973
5 8 Andre Heimgartner Holden Commodore ZB 6.846
6 97 Shane van Gisbergen Holden Commodore ZB 7.872
7 17 Will Davison Ford Mustang GT 9.346
8 9 Will Brown Holden Commodore ZB 9.805
9 26 David Reynolds Ford Mustang GT 10.773
10 3 Tim Slade Ford Mustang GT 11.579
11 88 Broc Feeney Holden Commodore ZB 11.959
12 18 Mark Winterbottom Holden Commodore ZB 14.602
13 35 Todd Hazelwood Holden Commodore ZB 14.715
14 55 Thomas Randle Ford Mustang GT 15.728
15 20 Scott Pye Holden Commodore ZB 16.719
16 10 Lee Holdsworth Ford Mustang GT 17.286
17 5 James Courtney Ford Mustang GT 17.988
18 4 Jack Smith Holden Commodore ZB 1 Lap
19 14 Bryce Fullwood Holden Commodore ZB 1 Lap
20 22 Chris Pither Holden Commodore ZB 1 Lap
21 96 Macauley Jones Holden Commodore ZB 2 Laps
22 34 Jack Le Brocq Holden Commodore ZB 3 Laps
23 2 Nick Percat Holden Commodore ZB 8 Laps
24 56 Jake Kostecki Ford Mustang GT 9 Laps
DNF 76 Garry Jacobson Holden Commodore ZB 48 Laps

Provisional Driver’s Championship Standings

Pos         Driver Team Pts
1 Chaz Mostert Mobil 1 Optus Racing Commodore 279
2 Anton De Pasquale Shell V-Power Racing Mustang 267
3 Shane van Gisbergen Red Bull Ampol Racing Commodore 252
4 Brodie Kostecki Boost Mobile Erebus Commodore 249
5 Will Davison Shell V-Power Racing Mustang 216
6 Cameron Waters Monster Energy Mustang 192
7 William Brown Boost Mobile Erebus Commodore 186
8 Andre Heimgartner R&J Batteries Commodore 174
9 Tim Slade CoolDrive Commodore 168
10 Broc Feeney Red Bull Ampol Racing Commodore 156
11 Nick Percat Mobil 1 NTI Commodore 138
12 James Courtney Opposite Lock Mustang 132
13 Mark Winterbottom Irwin Racing Commodore 126
14 Todd Hazelwood Truck Assist Commodore 126
15 Bryce Fullwood Middy’s Commodore 117
16 David Reynolds Penrite Racing Commodore 117
17 Thomas Randle Castrol Racing Mustang 108
18 Jack Le Brocq Truck Assist Commodore 105
19 Jack Smith SCT Logistics Commodore 105
20 Lee Holdsworth Penrite Racing Commodore 99
21 Jake Kostecki Tradie Mustang 81
22 Chris Pither Coca Cola Commodore 81
23 Macauley Jones Commodore 81
24 Scott Pye Seiko Commodore 60
25 Garry Jacobson Subway Commodore 51
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