Mostert rar­ing to get back on street

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - ROHAN O’NEIL

NO driver will take bet­ter form into the Townsville 400 than Pro­drive Rac­ing Aus­tralia ris­ing star Chaz Mostert.

The 25- year- old is hav­ing his best year to date in V8 Su­per­cars and last year’s Bathurst 1000 win­ner heads into this round on the back of a first, sec­ond and third at the com­pe­ti­tion’s last meet in Dar­win.

With that stel­lar form be­hind him and a re­turn to the street cir­cuit for­mat that has worked well for him this year, the Pepsi Max Crew star is look­ing to im­prove on his fourth place stand­ing in the driv­ers cham­pi­onship.

“It’s pretty ex­cit­ing to have a good cou­ple of rounds un­der our belt and the car is work­ing re­ally well so it will be in­ter­est­ing to see how it works on a street cir­cuit,” he said.

“The open­ing street cir­cuit was Ade­laide and we had a pretty good week­end there so it’s good to come back to another street cir­cuit and see how we roll out here.”

Mostert has amassed 991 points across the first five rounds, 174 points be­hind sta­ble­mate and cham­pi­onship leader Mark Win­ter­bot­tom.

Win­ter­bot­tom wasn’t get­ting car­ried away with the num­bers and said he just wanted to keep on per­form­ing the way he has been.

“It’s not so much pres­sure, it’s ac­tu­ally good to be in a po­si­tion where you are in front,” he said. “We are in a good spot but we were in this same po­si­tion last year and the wheels fell. So we need to keep march­ing on and hope­fully Townsville is a good one for us.”

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