Mostert heads season of career-best championship finishes

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 13/12/2021
  • By James Pavey, Main Pic by Daniel Kalisz

The 2021 Repco Supercars Championship didn't feature a new champion, but there were several career-best finishes behind him.

Shane van Gisbergen led Jamie Whincup in a Red Bull Ampol Racing one-two in 2021.

In third was Repco Bathurst 1000 winner Chaz Mostert, who recorded his best ever series finish in eight full-time campaigns.

Mostert entered the season-ending Great Race 133 points behind Shell V-Power Racing Team driver Will Davison.

Mostert won the race with Lee Holdsworth and scored 300 points, with Davison scoring 156 points for 10th place.

Mostert's previous best was fifth, recorded for Tickford Racing in 2017 and 2019, and Walkinshaw Andretti United in 2020.

Davison's teammate Anton De Pasquale was sixth overall, albeit by 67 points over Brad Jones Racing driver Nick Percat.

De Pasquale recorded a DNF in Bathurst, with Percat sixth. Percat was seventh in 2020, with De Pasquale eighth for Erebus Motorsport.

Erebus still had reason to smile; both rookies Will Brown and Brodie Kostecki finished in the top 10 overall.

Kostecki jumped Mark Winterbottom to ninth thanks to his podium, with Brown hanging onto eighth despite his power steering drama in Bathurst.

Behind them, Todd Hazelwood, Bryce Fullwood, Jake Kostecki and Zane Goddard - each will be in a different seat in 2022 - all recorded career-best finishes, as did Jack Smith.

Kostecki and Goddard completed drive-share programmes in 2020 for Matt Stone Racing, with 2021 their first full seasons as full-time drivers.

The 13-event 2022 Repco Supercars Championship will commence in Newcastle next year. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

The 13-round draft calendar was released during the Repco Bathurst 1000 weekend.

Career-best championship finishes in 2021

3rd: Chaz Mostert (previous best 5th in 2017, 2019 and 2020)
6th: Anton De Pasquale (previous best 8th in 2020)
8th: Will Brown (full-time rookie in 2021)
9th: Brodie Kostecki (full-time rookie in 2021)
13th: Todd Hazelwood (previous best 17th in 2020)
14th: Bryce Fullwood (previous best 18th in 2020)
19th: Jake Kostecki (full-time rookie in 2021)*
20th: Zane Goddard (full-time rookie in 2021)*
21st: Jack Smith (previous best 22nd in 2020)

*Completed half-seasons in 2020 under SuperLite programme

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