Chaz Mostert was crowned King Of the Mountain at the 2022 Bathurst 1000 and will have his name etched onto the Peter Brock Trophy for a second time, after the Mobil 1 Appliances Online No. 25 crossed the line first after 161 laps of Mount Panorama.
"It’s just incredible, I can’t believe it. I seriously cannot thank this team enough, for all their effort this year, for all the work that went in during our month in Sydney that was aimed at this, to everything they have given up to help us win, I love this team and this is for them. I owe so much to Lee and his speed all weekend, man he did a good job, and it put us in the position to fight at the end. That car was as good as any car I’ve ever driven, it was so nice to drive, not even that tyre could stop us, it’s just so cool to have achieved this."
Chaz Mostert, & Co-Driver Lee Holdsworth, had a good start to the week getting the car ready through Practice and finishing in the Top 3 for every session.
The Walkinshaw Andretti United Driver also finished P3 in Qualifying, advancing to Saturday’s Top Ten Shootout where he broke the record for the quickest ever lap in a Supercar around Mount Panorama, with a time of 2.03.3736.
The Mountain did have one major test in store for Mostert, when the left rear tyre started to delaminate due to debris early in the race which forced the team into an alternate strategy for the majority of the race.
Mostert & Holdsworth remained the quickest on track all day, and even though some late race safety cars bunched the field up and caused the duo a little bit of stress, the WAU Drivers crossed the line finish line first.
Claiming Pole Position, a new lap record and the Race Win, made up a perfect weekend for Mostert, who has now won the great Race from last position and pole position.
Mostert also finished 3rd in the Championship with Walkinshaw Andretti United, his best-ever finish in the Supercars Championship.
Thoughts and insights from the team at Owlpine Group.