Sunday Debrief: Australian Grand Prix

Published: 24 March 2024
haz Mostert rounds out his weekend with a P5.
haz Mostert rounds out his weekend with a P5.

Pictured: haz Mostert rounds out his weekend with a P5.

Not the Sunday we hoped for with Chaz Mostert finishing up 5th and Ryan 21st after a 30 second time penalty.

Chaz got caught up in some early race mayhem receiving a 5 second time penalty to be served at the end of the race.

The flames were still burning and The Mobil 1 Optus Racing No. 25 was setting green laps throughout the race with Chaz plucking cars one by one to cross the line P4 but finishing up P5 with the penalty.

On the move again today, Ryan started P16 and made his way up to P10 in the first 5 laps, strategically placing the car in the right positions to make clean and aggressive overtakes.

Ryan was racing for 8th on the last lap when a nose to tail contact from front to rear all down the line somehow resulted in the Mobil 1 Truck Assist Racing No. 2 getting a 30 second time penalty, despite the largest penalty of the weekend being 15 seconds.

For now, it’s back to the workshop to prepare for Taupo, New Zealand, Woody’s home race in three weeks’ time where cars will hit the track on Friday 19th April.

Chaz Mostert

“It’s definitely not the way we wanted to end the weekend, I’m guttered, we started in the best position possible, but it all went downhill from the time the lights went out.

“We moved forward as a team this weekend, we have continued building on our quali and race pace so we will keep building on that momentum.

“A massive thank you to all of our partners for all of their support! Our crew did an amazing job all weekend, they didn’t miss a single beat!”

Ryan Wood

“Overall, it’s been a pretty good weekend for the Mobil 1 Truck Assist Racing No. 2 crew, we had strong race pace the whole weekend and it was great to finally finish my first race!

“I’ve got some work to do on my qualifying which will be a big focus for Taupo, there are two Top 10 Shootouts so really want to be in the mix.

“I am super pumped to be heading back home in three weeks time for the Taupo Super400, the Kiwi fans are some of the most passionate so I’m keen as to make it one to remember!”