Chaz Mostert

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Chaz Mostert
Chaz Mostert 2016.jpg
Chaz Mostert at the 2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
Nationality Australian
Born10 April 1992 (1992-04-10) (age 26)
Melbourne, Victoria
Previous series
2008-2010
2010-2013
Australian Formula Ford
Dunlop V8 Supercar Series
Championship titles
2010Australian Formula Ford
Awards
2011[1]Mike Kable Young Gun Award
Supercars Record
Car number55
Current teamTickford Racing
Series championships0
Races174
Race wins12
Podium finishes40
Pole positions16
2018 Championship position6th (2807 pts)

Chaz Mostert (born 10 April 1992) is an Australian professional racing driver competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He currently drives the No. 55 Ford Mustang for Tickford Racing. Mostert was the winner of the 2014 Bathurst 1000 and has also previously won the 2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship.

Early career[edit]

Formula Ford[edit]

Mostert progressed into Formula Ford in 2008. He finished 11th in the 2008 Australian Formula Ford Championship, fourth in 2009 and then won the 2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship with a record of most race wins in a season.[2]

Supercars Championship[edit]

Development Series[edit]

Mostert leads the field into turn 1 at Queensland Raceway
The MW Motorsport Ford FG Falcon in which Chaz Mostert won the Adelaide round of the 2013 Dunlop Series

In 2010 Chaz Mostert got the chance to drive a Miles Racing Falcon at Bathurst in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series where he exceeded expectations, leading to Chaz being signed by Miles Racing for the 2011 Season. Again, he performed strongly for the team, particularly in wet conditions. Ford Performance Racing sign him for the next round at Sandown to drive the team's first development series car, an FG Falcon. Mostert scored a pole position on debut for the team and performed well for the remainder of the season.

2012 saw Mostert race with Ford Performance Racing once again, heading into the first round at Clipsal 500 with a great car underneath him, which helped him get pole and clean sweep the weekend with 2 race wins. On 1 December 2012 Mostert was awarded an Honorary commission as a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy. He was presented with his commission by the Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Raymond Griggs.[3]

Championship Series[edit]

Mostert ran one round in the Development Series in 2013 before being moved up into the Championship Series. He drove car No. 12 for Dick Johnson Racing, with Ford Performance Racing providing technical support.[4] On 28 July 2013, Mostert won his first Championship Series race at the 2013 Coates Hire Ipswich 360.[5]

In 2014, he drove for Ford Performance Racing under the Pepsi Max Crew Ford FG Falcon previously driven by Will Davison in the 2013 Championship. Adam DeBorre remains his engineering, transferring back to Ford Performance Racing from Dick Johnson Racing. Mostert won the 2014 Bathurst 1000 with co-driver Paul Morris, after starting at the back of the grid, the lowest ever starting position to go on to win the Bathurst 1000.[6]

On 9 October 2015, during the qualifying session for the 2015 Bathurst 1000, he was involved in a horrific crash leaving him with a broken leg and a broken wrist, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.[7] Before the crash, he was second in the championship, behind team-mate Mark Winterbottom.

In 2016, alongside his return from injury to V8 Supercars, Mostert, with Nathan Morcom, won the inaugural Bathurst 6 Hour race for Group 3E Series Production Cars driving a BMW 335i E92.

In 2017, Chaz Mostert and co-driver Steve Owen won the first Enduro Cup for Ford, with one win at the Gold Coast 600.

Chaz Mostert at the 2016 Sydney SuperSprint
The Ford Falcon FG X of Chaz Mostert at the 2017 Clipsal 500 Adelaide

Career Results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2008 Australian Formula Ford Championship 11th Spectrum 011 Howard Racing
2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship 4th Spectrum 011 Synergy Motorsport
2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship 1st Spectrum 012 Synergy Motorsport
Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 27th Ford BF Falcon Miles Racing
2011 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 6th Ford BF Falcon
Ford FG Falcon
Miles Racing
Ford Performance Racing
Australian Production Car Championship 15th BMW 335i Eastern Creek Karts
iRace Touring Car Challenge 7th Chevrolet Silverado Miles Racing
2012 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 3rd Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2013 V8SuperTourers Championship 9th Ford FG Falcon International Motorsport
International V8 Supercars Championship 17th Ford FG Falcon Dick Johnson Racing
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 7th Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing
2015 International V8 Supercars Championship 11th Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 7th Ford FG X Falcon Rod Nash Racing
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 5th Ford FG X Falcon Rod Nash Racing
2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 6th Ford FG X Falcon Tickford Racing

Supercars Championship results[edit]

(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Position Points
2013 Dick Johnson Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
PUK
R6
PUK
R7
PUK
R8
PUK
R9
BAR
R10

15
BAR
R11

15
BAR
R12

10
COA
R13

13
COA
R14

19
COA
R15

13
COA
R16

15
HID
R17

7
HID
R18

17
HID
R19

17
TOW
R20

10
TOW
R21

13
QLD
R22

23
QLD
R23

6
QLD
R24

1
WIN
R25

16
WIN
R26

13
WIN
R27

3
SAN
QR

5
SAN
R28

14
BAT
R29

21
SUR
R30

9
SUR
R31

11
PHI
R32

9
PHI
R33

4
PHI
R34

Ret
SYD
R35

21
SYD
R36

9
17th 1520
2014 Ford Performance Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1

Ret
ADE
R2

6
ADE
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

13
SYM
R5

18
SYM
R6

14
WIN
R7

12
WIN
R8

10
WIN
R9

6
PUK
R10

21
PUK
R11

3
PUK
R12

16
PUK
R13

3
BAR
R14

3
BAR
R15

6
BAR
R16

1
HID
R17

14
HID
R18

14
HID
R19

15
TOW
R20

13
TOW
R21

5
TOW
R22

7
QLD
R23

14
QLD
R24

3
QLD
R25

3
SMP
R26

13
SMP
R27

2
SMP
R28

10
SAN
QR

17
SAN
R29

7
BAT
R30

1
SUR
R31

6
SUR
R32

17
PHI
R33

14
PHI
R34

9
PHI
R35

16
SYD
R36

15
SYD
R37

15
SYD
R38

5
7th 2451
2015 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

2
ADE
R2

Ret
ADE
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

5
SYM
R5

12
SYM
R6

2
BAR
R7

2
BAR
R8

4
BAR
R9

4
WIN
R10

1
WIN
R11

3
WIN
R12

25
HID
R13

1
HID
R14

3
HID
R15

2
TOW
R16

8
TOW
R17

6
QLD
R18

5
QLD
R19

3
QLD
R20

1
SMP
R21

1
SMP
R22

3
SMP
R23

1
SAN
QR

3
SAN
R24

2
BAT
R25

DNS
SUR
R26
SUR
R27
PUK
R28
PUK
R29
PUK
R30
PHI
R31
PHI
R32
PHI
R33
SYD
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
11th 2017
2016 Rod Nash Racing Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

16
ADE
R2

3
ADE
R3

Ret
SYM
R4

10
SYM
R5

5
PHI
R6

23
PHI
R7

8
BAR
R8

12
BAR
R9

6
WIN
R10

7
WIN
R11

20
HID
R12

3
HID
R13

23
TOW
R14

4
TOW
R15

16
QLD
R16

5
QLD
R17

3
SMP
R18

4
SMP
R19

3
SAN
QR

5
SAN
R20

5
BAT
R21

19
SUR
R22

9
SUR
R23

6
PUK
R24

21
PUK
R25

3
PUK
R26

6
PUK
R27

4
SYD
R28

17
SYD
R29

11
7th 2361
2017 Rod Nash Racing Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

9
ADE
R2

3
SYM
R3

5
SYM
R4

7
PHI
R5

11
PHI
R6

1
BAR
R7

6
BAR
R8

2
WIN
R9

Ret
WIN
R10

8
HID
R11

5
HID
R12

17
TOW
R13

4
TOW
R14

5
QLD
R15

2
QLD
R16

1
SMP
R17

2
SMP
R18

5
SAN
QR

3
SAN
R19

3
BAT
R20

10
SUR
R21

1
SUR
R22

7
PUK
R23

23
PUK
R24

7
NEW
R25

6
NEW
R26

15
5th 2748
2018 Tickford Racing Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

7
ADE
R2

4
MEL
R3

5
MEL
R4

6
MEL
R5

10
MEL
R6

4
SYM
R7

Ret
SYM
R8

10
PHI
R9

5
PHI
R10

5
BAR
R11

10
BAR
R12

11
WIN
R13

14
WIN
R14

10
HID
R15

17
HID
R16

12
TOW
R17

13
TOW
R18

5
QLD
R19

6
QLD
R20

3
SMP
R21

5
BEN
R22

9
BEN
R23

12
SAN
QR

7
SAN
R24

10
BAT
R25

4
SUR
R26

1
SUR
R27

C
PUK
R28

3
PUK
R29

6
NEW
R30

21
NEW
R31

7
6th 2807

Complete Bathurst 1000 results[edit]

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2013 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon FG Australia Dale Wood 21st 156
2014 Ford Performance Racing Ford Falcon FG Australia Paul Morris 1st 161
2015 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford Falcon FG X Australia Cameron Waters DNQ 0
2016 Rod Nash Racing Ford Falcon FG X Australia Steve Owen 19th 147
2017 Rod Nash Racing Ford Falcon FG X Australia Steve Owen 10th 161
2018 Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X Australia James Moffat 4th 161

References[edit]

  1. ^ Craig Lowndes finds solace in award
  2. ^ "About Us: Chaz Mostert". Dick Johnson Racing. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  3. ^ V8 star joins Team Navy as an honorary officer, Defence Media Release, 1 December 2012
  4. ^ "FPR and DJR forge closer ties". V8 Supercars. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Mostert and DJR win Ipswich finale". speedcafe.com. 2013-07-28.
  6. ^ "2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Championship Race 30". V8 Supercars. 12 October 2014. Archived from the original on 21 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Mostert in Good Spirits". V8 Supercars. 2015-10-09.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nick Percat
Australian Formula Ford Championship
Champion

2010
Succeeded by
Cameron Waters
Preceded by
Mark Winterbottom
Steven Richards
Winner of the Bathurst 1000
2014
(with Paul Morris)
Succeeded by
Craig Lowndes
Steven Richards
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Tim Blanchard
Mike Kable Young Gun Award
2011
Succeeded by
Scott Pye