Chaz's champion drive: Race 8 takeaways

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 18/04/2021
  • By James Pavey

Race 8 at the Beaurepaires Tasmania SuperSprint unearthed a win for Chaz Mostert, who snapped a two-year winless streak.

Mostert sealed victory by over 10 seconds, with the 29-year-old winning his first race for Walkinshaw Andretti United.

The win came in Mostert’s 35th start for WAU, having shifted from Tickford Racing ahead of the 2020 season.

WATCH: MOSTERT DOMINATES: RACE 8 HIGHLIGHTS

Mostert ended a personal 62-race winless streak dating back to Race 5 of the 2019 season at Albert Park.

It was Mostert’s 14th career win, taking him to 21st outright and one behind 2010 champion James Courtney.

WAU claimed its first win since Albert Park in 2018, when Scott Pye raced through fading light to claim his first career win.

Mostert leads the early stages

It was also the first win for a Walkinshaw entry at Symmons Plains since 2009, when Garth Tander won on the Saturday.

The Holden Commodore ZB has won all eight races in 2021, with Red Bull Ampol Racing failing to win a race for the first time this season.

The race was the first since Race 29 at The Bend last season not to feature either of the Triple Eight drivers on a podium.

WATCH: MOSTERT’S EPIC BURNOUT

Race 8 also marked the first double-podium result for the Shell V-Power Racing Team since Race 27 at The Bend last September, when Scott McLaughlin led Fabian Coulthard in a one-two.

It was Will Davison’s 57th career podium, and the seventh for Anton De Pasquale.

Zane Goddard scored his career-best race result with a sterling drive to seventh, having earlier scored a career-best grid spot of fourth.

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship season will resume at The Bend Motorsport Park for the OTR SuperSprint across May 8-9.

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