Mostert defends vigorous Race 4 performance

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 21/03/2021
  • By James Pavey

Chaz Mostert is looking to do a ‘Gisbergen’ and vault from down the grid in the Sandown finale after another missed opportunity in Race 4.

Mostert, who was bundled out of the lead to sixth in the dying stages of Saturday’s race, again fell short in Race 4 despite showing aggression and strong pace.

The Walkinshaw Andretti United driver led early in the first Sunday race, which began in wet conditions.

Mostert survived an off at the back of the circuit and kept his lead into the BP Ultimate Safety Car deployment, and robustly defended from eventual winner Shane van Gisbergen.

WATCH: MOSTERT AND WATERS COME TO BLOWS

He emerged from the pit cycle an effective third behind Cameron Waters, who he tipped into a spin on lap 34.

The incident allowed Andre Heimgartner into third, who then surrendered the position to Jamie Whincup after a dive from Mostert at Turn 1 saw the #7 NED Whisky Mustang run wide.

Mostert believed fourth wasn’t a just reward considering how hard he worked in the 36-lap race.

“I fought hard twice today, obviously with Cam and obviously with Andre,” said Mostert, who will start Race 5 from ninth on the grid.

“I had a ripper of a race, I probably deserve a trophy, I feel, as a team, we had a much better in the dry than yesterday.

“We’ve got one more race, hopefully we can do a ‘Gisbergen’; we’re calling it a ‘Gisbergen’ now to come back and get a trophy.

“We’ll see how we go.”

WATCH: RACE 4 HIGHLIGHTS

Mostert went down to the Kelly Grove Racing garage to apologise to Heimgartner, who missed out on the podium.

However, following his run-ins, Mostert was adamant he won’t back down as he aims for a maiden win for WAU.

“He kind of blocked me into [Turn] 1 as I had a run off the last corner,” he said.

“I don’t know what he expected me to do, but I never really want someone to, by passing them, to lose a position, which he did to Jamie.

“These guys here at WAU pay me to have cracking moves and have a go to try and try get the result.”

The Repco Supercars Championship field will return for Race 5 at the Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint at 4:30pm AEDT on Sunday. Tickets are on sale now.

The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo. Check out the full weekend schedule here.

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