Chaz Mostert appears poised for his best year yet in 2018, coming off his best career championship finish and a number of dominant performances in his 2017 campaign.
The Queensland resident claimed three wins and a pole in 2017 en route to fifth in the championship, which he was mathematically eligible to win up until the final round of the season. After his first three seasons at Tickford Racing saw consistent growth from Mostert, the now-25 year old is a proven threat on any circuit on the calendar, and figures to be in the fight for the Supercars crown again this year.
After claiming five podium finishes and five pole positions in 2016, Mostert is claimed his first win since August 2015 at Phillip Island in April 2017, along with a second win at Ipswich in July and a starring drive in the wet at Gold Coast in October.
To further boost the effort, Mostert’s Bathurst-winning engineer Adam De Borre returned to the team in 2017, adding confidence to one of the series’ most promising young stars.
Having made a full recovery from injuries sustained in a crash at Bathurst in 2015 to place seventh in the 2016 championship, Mozzie has been amongst the best in the Supercars ranks in 2017 as he looks to add a series title to his 2014 Bathurst win.
Mostert’s 2015 was exceedingly impressive, winning a total of five races, 14 podium finishes and a total of 10 pole positions that saw him be awarded the Armor All Pole Position Award for the 2015 season. His season was cut short after he sustained serious injuries in a qualifying crash at Bathurst, sidelining him for the remaining five rounds of the season.
In his first full season in the Supercars series in 2014, Mostert was crowned the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Champion after a stellar last-to-first drive, claiming the race win after taking the race lead on the final lap.
A star in karts, Mostert dominated the field in the 2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship, winning an incredible 10 of the last 12 races before winning the series title that year.
In 2011 he made his Dunlop Super2 Series debut in a Ford with Miles Racing before being snapped up by Tickford Racing after a stellar wet weather drive at Queensland Raceway after which he claimed a podium and pole position on his debut with the factory Ford team.
In 2012 he competed in the Super2 Series full-time with Tickford Racing, winning two rounds and finishing third in the series behind Scott McLaughlin and Scott Pye. If it had not been for penalty points he would have been crowned champion.
He began 2013 driving an ex-Mark Winterbottom Falcon for MW Motorsport in the Dunlop Super2 Series and won the opening round at Adelaide before receiving a call-up through his Tickford Racing links to move out of the DVS and take over the #12 Falcon at customer outfit Dick Johnson Racing where he reaped instant success, taking out a victory in Race 24 at Ipswich.