Losses and gains: Kostecki, Hazelwood the big 2021 movers

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 15/07/2021
  • By James Pavey

Six rounds into the 2021 Repco Supercars Championship, and two young guns lead the charge in positions gained.

After 16 races in 2021, Brodie Kostecki and Todd Hazelwood have each gained, on average, 2.7 positions per race.

Hazelwood's Brad Jones Racing teammate Nick Percat is just behind (2.5) ahead of Bryce Fullwood (2.2).

Series leader Shane van Gisbergen is fifth, having gained 2.2 positions on average per race.

Hazelwood and Percat were the lead duo after three rounds, ahead of van Gisbergen and Kostecki.

Van Gisbergen's average qualifying position of 4.5 could be much higher had he not started 17th and 13th at Sandown and The Bend respectively.

Therein lies proof why he's the series leader; in those two races, he finished first and third.

The biggest loser remains Anton De Pasquale, who has lost on average 6.2 positions per race.

The Shell V-Power Racing Team driver boasts the best average starting position (4.0) in 2021, and sailed to two podiums in Townsville last weekend.

Van Gisbergen leads Percat in Townsville last weekend

Of the 24 full-time drivers in the field, 13 have better average finishing positions than their average qualifying positions.

Of the top 10-ranked drivers, only three (van Gisbergen, Percat and James Courtney) are in the top 10 in the points standings.

Five drivers in the top 10 in the points (Will Davison, Chaz Mostert, Cameron Waters, De Pasquale and Mark Winterbottom) all have negative returns.

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship will continue at this weekend’s WD-40 Townsville SuperSprint. Tickets are available here.

The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo.

The biggest losses and gains of 2021 (after six rounds)

Driver Av. qual. Av. race Gain/loss
B.Kostecki 15.1 12.4 +2.7
Hazelwood 17.9 15.2 +2.7
Percat 12.8 10.3 +2.5
Fullwood 16.2 14 +2.2
van Gisbergen 4.5 2.7 +1.8
Courtney 12.4 10.7 +1.7
Jacobson 21.6 20.5 +1.1
Smith 21.6 20.6 +1.0
Le Brocq 14.9 14.4 +0.5
Heimgartner 12.3 12.6 +0.3
Whincup 4.8 4.6 +0.2
Brown 12.1 11.9 +0.2
J.Kostecki 18.1 17.9 +0.2
Slade 12.1 12.4 -0.3
Goddard 17.8 18.2 -0.4
Coulthard 18.9 19.3 -0.4
Mostert 6.6 7.1 -0.5
Davison 5.8 6.4 -0.6
Winterbottom 9.8 10.7 -0.9
Waters 5.0 6.7 -1.7
Reynolds 12.7 14.4 -1.7
Pye 11.1 14.1 -3.0
Jones 16.2 19.3 -3.1
De Pasquale 4.0 10.2 -6.2
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