LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 09: Chaz Mostert drives the #55 Supercheap Auto Racing Ford Falcon FGX during race 3 for the Tasmania SuperSprint, which is part of the Supercars Championship at Symmons Plains Raceway on April 8, 2017 in Launceston, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Narrowly escaping the carnage in this afternoon’s first race of the Tasmanian Supercar round, the #6 Monster Energy Ford from Prodrive racing had its rear wing endplate replaced under the red flag while thankfully none of their other cars required attention.

Jason Bright emphasised the importance of qualifying well in conditions experienced today, with the strong starting positions of all four PRA cars resulting in top-10 finishes.

Bright and teammate Mark Winterbottom have confidence heading into tomorrow's race, pleased with the strengths of their cars.

However, despite a stellar start to the race, a lock-up prior to the carnage on lap two saw Mostert fall down the field after an off-track excursion, just before the major accident involving 13 cars occurred.

Pleased with his qualifying efforts, Mostert will look to match, if not better his starting position tomorrow.

"I had a good start and I was pretty shocked with that. I kept trucking along and then I just locked a front, it was a pretty amateur mistake and I'm a bit disappointed for the team because it would have been an easy win because the race technically didn't even start but then again if you did win it wouldn't really feel like you did anyway," he said.

"The circumstances weren't great. I think we only had a two lap race so it just wasn't what we really wanted. Overall I'm pretty happy with today's efforts. To qualify second in the wet was pretty good; we'll take the positives of the good start as well and leave the negatives behind. Some good points, up there in the championship but we still have work to do to find more pace in these cars."