Wednesday, 05 July 2017 13:14

Fraternising with Foges: Chaz Mostert


Chaz Mostert tells Mark Fogarty why his big Bathurst crash in 2015 didn't slow him down following a long-awaited return to victory lane with Prodrive Racing Australia in V8X Supercar Magazine issue #99.

Issue #99 is on sale now in stores with the digital edition available in the official V8X app (in the App Store and Google Play), online at and in the Magzter app store.

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In 2015, Chaz Mostert was Ford's fast man. Before his season-ending qualifying crash at Bathurst, he captured 10 pole positions – by far the most that year – on top of five race wins.

Mostert should have forced a title showdown with Prodrive Racing Australia (PRA) teammate Mark Winterbottom, but a small error with big consequences at Mount Panorama ended his championship challenge.

The heavy Friday shunt left him with a broken left leg and wrist, plus ripped tendons in his left knee. He recovered to return in new Supercheap Auto Racing colours in 2016, but while he'd apparently lost none of his one-lap speed, PRA's front-running form had departed.

Mostert was again the Falcon flyer last year, winning five pole positions, but there were no race wins for the lanky, mop-haired Melburnian.

His qualifying pace belied suggestions that the life-changing Bathurst crash had spooked him, but questions remained. Ironically, while DJR Team Penske's early season surge has proved the Falcon FG X is still a pole-winning competitive force, Mostert has yet to top qualifying.

He did score a cleverly calculated win amid all the tyre dramas in Sunday's second 250km race at Phillip Island, his first championship race win since before his Bathurst crash at Sydney Motorsport Park in 2015.

Whether Mostert remains a title contender depends on whether PRA can overcome its continued lack of race pace in normal conditions. The potential is there, with DJR Team Penske proving the FG X can take the fight right up to the Triple Eight Holden Commodores, maximising the extra grip of the new-construction Dunlops.

'Mozzie', 25, is one of Supercars' more colourful drivers, combining his front-running pace with a knock-about personality, good humour and slightly dishevelled presentation.

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Event Date
Adelaide 500 1-4 March
2018 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 22-25 March
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint 6-8 April
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 20-22 April
Perth SuperSprint 4-6 May
Winton SuperSprint 18-20 May
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown 15-17 June
Watpac Townsville 400 6-8 July
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint 20-22 July
Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint 4 August
The Bend SuperSprint 24-26 August
Sandown 500 14-16 September
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 4-7 October
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 19-21 October
ITM Auckland SuperSprint 2-4 November
Coates Hire Newcastle 500 23-25 November







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