Mostert: New rule has 'real incentive' for teams

28 May
The new Live Pit Lane rule has so far delivered on its cut-throat premise in 2024
  • Chaz Mostert backs Live Pit Lane rule

  • Supercars introduced dynamic garage order this season

  • WAU moves from fifth to second in Darwin order

Chaz Mostert has backed the introduction of a Live Pit Lane, saying the new rule has incentivised teams to move up the order.

Supercars introduced a dynamic garage order this season, with teams ordered in their current championship standings.

Previously, the garage positions were set for the year based on the results of previous year's teams’ championship, led by the reigning champions.

The teams’ championship order has changed round-to-round, with Mostert’s Walkinshaw Andretti United the big winners from the last round in Perth.

WAU was fifth in the order in Perth, but will be second at Hidden Valley Raceway next month, next to leaders Red Bull Ampol Racing.

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“I think it’s actually a good thing,” Mostert said after his Race 9 win.

“We never used to talk about the teams’ championship until the end of the year and where people get to.


“After a race weekend, we go back and look at gaps and where you’re trying to battle and see if you can make improvements.

“So, there’s a real incentive for teams in pit lane to be trying to push and move forward and better themselves.

“Before this year we have never really ever spoken about it until the end of the year… I think it’s fantastic.”

Tickford Racing was also a winner in Perth, with Cam Waters’ double podium effort moving the Ford team to third. Conversely, Penrite Racing will drop from second to fourth, while reigning champions Erebus Motorsport slumped from third to eighth across the Perth weekend.

WAU’s jump has also incentivised Mostert, with the two-time Bathurst winner poking fun at championship leader Will Brown, who is 175 points up the road.

“Hopefully we finish second in teams' championship by the end of this weekend, so I can see Will Brown, and I can run into him in pit lane,” Mostert joked.

“Would be awesome, try and get that DNF he needs to get the points back."

The 2024 Repco Supercars Championship will resume at the betr Darwin Triple Crown on June 14-16. Tickets for the event are on sale now. International viewers can follow all the Supercars action on Superview.

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