10 stats that mattered: Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint
Repco Supercars Championship
By James Pavey
Symmons Plains was a tale of three races, three winners and one-lap ace who missed out.
Shane van Gisbergen’s championship lead was slashed after a topsy turvy Sunday, but not before he matched some all-time greats.
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Sunday’s Race 7 belonged to his teammate, while the finale unearthed the story of the weekend in Chaz Mostert.
Supercars.com has picked out 10 key statistics which mattered at the Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint.
14) Mostert moves up
Mostert’s Race 8 victory on Sunday afternoon was his 14th, moving him to outright 21st on the all-time list, breaking free of the 13-win grouping with Fabian Coulthard and Rick Kelly.
35) A first WAU win
It was Mostert’s first win for Walkinshaw Andretti United, coming in his 35th race start for the team he joined last year.
Mostert snapped a personal two-year win drought dating back to the 2019 Albert Park event, when he won for Tickford Racing; a winless run of 765 days.
1121) Drought-breaker pt. 2
WAU’s winless run was even longer, the team’s previous trip to victory lane coming courtesy of Scott Pye at the Grand Prix event under fading light in March 2018.
6) Streak ended
Van Gisbergen’s winning start to 2021 ended at six races, with Jamie Whincup winning Race 7. Van Gisbergen matched Allan Moffat (1977) and Mark Skaife (1994) with six wins to start a season.
123) J-Dub streaks ahead
Whincup’s Race 7 win was his 13th at Symmons Plains, and 123rd of his decorated career, moving him 13 ahead of Craig Lowndes on the all-time list.
19) Brilliant Percat
Nick Percat vaulted his #8 R&J Batteries Brad Jones Racing entry a combined 19 spots across Sunday’s two races. In Race 7, he went from 20th to 11th, and went from 20th to 10th in the finale.
10) Wasteful Waters
Cameron Waters started the three races from the front row, including both Sunday poles. He lost a combined 10 places across the three races to finish sixth, fourth and fourth.
4) Goddard’s career-best
Matt Stone Racing’s Zane Goddard enjoyed a fruitful Sunday, scoring a career-best fourth in Race 8 qualifying before backing it up with seventh in the race.
100) Hazelwood’s century
Saturday’s Race 6 marked the 100th career race start for BJR’s Todd Hazelwood, who made his debut as a wildcard at Queensland Raceway in 2017. He finished Race 6 in 14th, rising 10 spots from his grid slot.