The WAU story is far from over, Mostert now just 165 points from the championship lead heading to fourth round at The Bend.
The question is whether the team can stay at the front, having already shown frailties in Mostert missing the podium at Sandown.
However, back in the winners’ circle, WAU, armed with a winning Mostert, now looms as a genuine threat to Red Bull Ampol Racing having hit the front so early in the 2021 season.
WAU celebrates its Tasmania win
That will only be bolstered once decorated engineer Grant McPherson joins the fold.
“I have always set a goal for Andretti Autosport to diversify and succeed across multiple platforms, and this opportunity is a natural next step for the team as we continue to expand globally,” Andretti said in 2017.
“We are determined to succeed, and I have full confidence that this new venture, Walkinshaw Andretti United, will become a leading Supercars team.”
The Repco Supercars Championship field will return to The Bend Motorsport Park for the OTR SuperSprint across May 7-9. Tickets are on sale now.
The event will be broadcast live on Foxtel and will be streamed on Kayo with highlights on 7 and 7 Plus.
Walkinshaw Andretti United in Supercars (2018-)
Wins: 2 Podiums: 16 Poles: 2
List of WAU podiums
Adelaide 2018, Race 2: James Courtney (2nd) Albert Park 2018, Race 5: Scott Pye (1st) Tasmania 2018, Race 7: James Courtney (3rd) Winton 2018, Race 13: Scott Pye (2nd) Bathurst 2018, Race 25: Scott Pye & Warren Luff (2nd) Gold Coast 2018, Race 26: James Courtney & Jack Perkins (3rd) Bathurst 2019, Race 25: James Courtney & Jack Perkins (3rd) Adelaide 2020, Race 2: Chaz Mostert (2nd) Townsville 1 2020, Race 19: Chaz Mostert (3rd) Townsville 1 2020, Race 20: Chaz Mostert (2nd) Townsville 2 2020, Race 22: Chaz Mostert (3rd) The Bend 2020, Race 25: Bryce Fullwood (3rd) Bathurst 2020, Race 31: Chaz Mostert & Warren Luff (3rd) Bathurst 2021, Race 1: Chaz Mostert (2nd) Bathurst 2021, Race 2: Chaz Mostert (3rd) Tasmania 2021, Race 8:Chaz Mostert (1st)