“You’ll have probably two groups: you’ll have the super-fast guys going for the win and then you’ll have guys down the back looking to get the biggest crash award. I’m sure I’ll be more in that second group.”
As for how he’s spending his time during the COVID-19 period of isolation: “I’m just trying to do some projects to keep myself pretty busy and obviously trying to be pretty active on social media as well and have a bit of fun there.”
Mostert is third in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship after a fine Adelaide outing headlined by a second-place finish in the Sunday race.
Mostert and Adam De Borre then showed their willingness to do things a little differently in second qualifying at the Beaurepaires Melbourne 400, being the only car in the entire field to save his flying lap for the end of the session.
The gamble had looked set to pay dividends before losing time late in the lap to qualify seventh in what was the last on-track session before the COVID-19 hiatus began.
“I felt like it was better for as a driver to have some time to digest the last session and then try to maximise myself, which I felt like on that run we did the best job we could,” Mostert explained.
“There was obviously a little bit of a risk sitting a bit longer if there was a red [flag], but then there was risk for those guys that were on laps if there was a red, so I wouldn’t really look too much into it.
“It was nice to have some clean track to myself, it was probably good for our sponsors too because all the cars were off the track for the last five minutes except for one.”