Mostert joins Rahal for Petit Le Mans

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 06/08/2018
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Chaz Mostert’s US racing debut in October’s Petit Le Mans will come with the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team.

BMW Motorsport has confirmed the 26-year-old Mostert’s drive in the 10-hour event, which Supercars.com revealed last week.

Mostert has been placed as a third driver in BMW Team RLL’s #24 M8 GTE alongside regulars John Edwards and Jesse Krohn.

Team RLL is co-owned by American racing legend Bobby Rahal, former talk show host David Letterman and businessman Mike Lanigan.

It runs a full-time IMSA program for BMW alongside its IndyCar Series effort.

A place in the IMSA squad opened for Mostert due to clashing events for other BMW drivers in the DTM and World Endurance Championship.

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The Petit Le Mans, held at Road Atlanta in Georgia, is Mostert’s latest BMW mission, following drives in Australia, Asia and Europe earlier this year.

He has been part of the BMW family since midway through 2017, having starred at that year’s Bathurst 12 Hour in a privately run entry.

As well as driving in the Asian Le Mans Series, where he partnered with Krohn, Mostert enjoyed a one-off start in the Blancpain Endurance Series in France in June.

Although now highly experienced in the M6 GT3, the October 13 Petit Le Mans will mark Mostert’s first taste of the faster M8.

Mostert will face a tight turnaround either side of the event, which is sandwiched between the Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600.

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