Supercars star Chaz Mostert has promised to “throw warning to the wind” at Mount Panorama this yr in pursuit of his second Bathurst 1000 title.
Mostert will doubtless have to attend one other yr for his maiden Supercars title however the Tickford Racing gun says profitable Bathurst will “delete” his championship disappointment in 2019.
The 27-year-old is but to rework his prodigious expertise right into a drivers’ championship however he is delivered one other constant season with a win and 9 podiums from 20 races.
Mostert is fourth general, 540 factors behind DJR Staff Penske supremo Scott McLaughlin, however is decided to clinch one other Bathurst title after conquering Mount Panorama in 2014.
“Successful it’s an unbelievable feeling. You are in shock and you may’t imagine that after six or seven hours racing that your automotive crossed the road first, it is loopy, it means the world to you,” Mostert instructed AAP.
“Once you stand up on the rostrum and see the supporters down there it completely blows your thoughts.
“It is what all of us chase, that 30-second feeling being on that podium and feeling such as you’ve executed the perfect race.”
The Ford driver stated victory at Bathurst would “definitely” atone for once more lacking out on the championship.
“Bathurst is a type of ones the place you simply throw warning to the wind as a result of you realize you are not fairly within the championship hunt,” Mostert stated.
“It is the one you’ll be able to win and have that Peter Brock trophy for 12 months; it is an superior feeling and positively can delete not profitable the championship, for certain.
“You want numerous luck there and never at all times essentially does the quickest automotive win… I’ve obtained among the finest co-drivers within the collection with James Moffat and we’re excited to get there.”
McLaughlin and teammate Fabian Coulthard have gained 16 of 20 races this season however Mostert was optimistic he might shut the hole earlier than Bathurst begins on October 10.
“We’re attempting awfully onerous and numerous different groups are too,” Mostert stated.
“It has been a fairly constant yr for us, not implausible however nonetheless numerous good outcomes… Hopefully by the point Bathurst comes round we may give them (DJR Staff Penske) a red-hot crack.”