ONE-TIME Bathurst 1000 winner Chaz Mostert hopes his “nightmare” Supercars season can be alleviated at Mount Panorama on Sunday.
The 26-year-old’s summation of his 2018 season may come as a surprise to Supercars fans given he sits eighth in the drivers’ championship, but Mostert is a man with high expectations.
After winning at Bathurst in 2014, his Supercars career was halted and then hampered by injuries sustained in a huge crash at Mount Panorama in 2015.
He won three series’ races last year in what was a commendable comeback but has been unable to recapture such form this season.
“It’s been a nightmare to be honest,” Mostest said. “We had a good year last year with a couple of wins, but this year I’ve been struggling.”
Gold Coast-based Mostert said he had an open mind about Sunday and hoped to improve on a 10th-place finish at the Sandown 500.
“I’ve won from last on the grid there before and not expected to win,” he said.
“We’ve just got to get there and see what the car’s like. It’s a bit different to what Sandown is, hopefully it can play to more of our strengths.”
Mostert has teamed with James Moffat for Supercars’ enduro races and said the 34-year-old was a valuable acquisition as a co-driver.
“He brings a lot of experience from different teams he raced the last couple of years with,” Mostert said.
“For me, he is just a super quick guy too. I raced toe-to-toe with him last year as well.
“To have him in the same car is a really good opportunity for us.”
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