Chaz Mostert is back behind the wheel – but instead of steering his V8 Supercar, he has spent time driving a go-kart.
Recovering from severe injuries sustained during last October’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 – a broken leg, wrist and knee issues – Mostert has had several hit-outs over the Christmas break.
Karting has been a key part of the 23-year old’s rehabilitation and with V8 Supercar testing pencilled in for next month, Mostert is completely confident he’ll be ready to go come the March 3-6 season opening Clipsal 500.
While he says he may still have a limp by then, he is walking unaided and enjoying the thrill of karting.
“I’ve been out a few times now, I’ve just been putting it up on social media this week,” Mostert told v8supercars.com.au.
“Between Christmas and New Years I had a little run then … I’m just going until I’m buggered, really.
“The first few days were only a couple of laps – you’re pretty buggered as it’s pretty physical, karting.
“For anyone who hasn’t driven a kart before, it’s a lot of high G-force, grippy little tyres and they throw you around a lot – so they do take it out of you. The last couple of times have been getting longer in the kart … the bumps were the worry at the start for the leg, but it hasn’t been bothering me at all, so it’s been good.”