Chaz Mostert is hungry to earn his first Supercars win since his life-changing accident at Bathurst in 2015.
Mount Panorama has been the site of the highest of highs and lowest of lows for the young racer, who won the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 on the last lap in 2014, but followed up with a major crash in qualifying the next year that sidelined him for the rest of the season.
Mostert was left with a broken leg, wrist and knee complications after the bone-crunching hit – but that didn’t slow him down, the young gun nabbing pole position on return in Adelaide last year.
In 2011 he contested the Dunlop Series in a Ford with Miles Racing after starring in karts. He was quickly snapped up by Prodrive Racing (Australia) after a stellar wet weather drive at Queensland Raceway, claiming a podium and pole position on debut.
In 2012 he competed in the Dunlop Series full-time with PRA, 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 Series and won the opening round at Adelaide before receiving a call-up through his PRA links to step up and take over the #12 Falcon at DJR in the V8 Supercars Championship, where he reaped instant success, taking out a victory in Race 24 at Ipswich.