Chaz Mostert delivered a superb third place finish in this afternoon’s second 250km Clipsal race on the streets of Adelaide, the young Supercheap Auto racer hailing the result as his best Clipsal weekend to date.
Starting from fourth position, a clever call from engineer Adam De Borre to save a set of tyres in qualifying allowed Mostert to attack on greens following the final pit stop, enabling him to maintain a strong gap to the car behind.
Yesterday's issues with brake locking for both Mostert and Bright had been rectified, producing a much better car for the 78-lap race.
"I can't really believe today,” he said. “The goal was to try and maintain where I started or try to stay around there for a top five but to get some champagne today for the boys is pretty cool. It's awesome for my engineer Adam (De Borre). He's worked really hard over the break, coming up with ideas.”
“It's also a really great for the mechanics, they've put in a lot of hard work from last year until the test day and then to here. It's really rewarding to give them some champagne, give them some points and a good start to the year. Now it's important that we keep building on this. We know we've still got a lot of work to do. Those other guys still have a little bit on us but we're up to the challenge. We'll punch above our weight and we'll work out what we need to do to challenge them."