Mostert and DJR win Ipswich finale

  • Sunday 28th July, 2013 5:10pm
  • Author: Stefan Bartholomaeus ©
Chaz Mostert

Chaz Mostert

Rookie driver Chaz Mostert has taken Dick Johnson Racing to its first win in three years during a dramatic Race 24 at Queensland Raceway.

Mostert cruised home to record a two second victory over Will Davison, with Mark Winterbottom and David Reynolds making it a Ford sweep of the top four places.

Mostert is the 10th different winner of the 2013 season to date; the most of any year since 2008.

The 100km finale was rocked by a series of mid-race left-front tyre failures that claimed the hopes of Race 23 winner Scott McLaughlin.

The Fujitsu Racing GRM Holden driver had been hunting down Mostert when he was forced to pit for a new tyre.

Series leader Jamie Whincup, Holden Racing Team twins Garth Tander and James Courtney and FPR’s Alex Davison also suffered from the same fate.

Fabian Coulthard and Craig Lowndes recovered from poor qualifying performances to finish fifth and sixth respectively, while Jason Bright, Tim Slade, Rick Kelly and Todd Kelly completed the top 10.

Slade had been running second in the early stages before sliding off at Turn 3. The opening laps had been run with damp patches on the track following isolated showers during the afternoon.

An apparent engine failure for Tim Blanchard soon afterwards coated the Turn 3 entry with oil, sending several cars wide. Among those was Will Davison, who dropped position to McLaughlin in the process.

Russell Ingall joined Blanchard on the retirements list after finding himself a victim of a collision between Scott Pye and Alexandre Premat at Turn 1.

Despite his Race 24 disaster, Jamie Whincup continues to lead the series from team-mate Craig Lowndes.

See below for the full Race 24 result

1Wilson Security RacingChaz MostertFord Falcon FG3238:01.95
2Pepsi Max Crew FPR FordWill DavisonFord Falcon FG3238:03.96
3Pepsi Max Crew FPR FordMark WinterbottomFord Falcon FG3238:05.95
4The Bottle-O FPR FordDavid ReynoldsFord Falcon FG3238:09.56
5Lockwood RacingFabian CoulthardHolden Commodore VF3238:09.93
6Red Bull Racing AustraliaCraig LowndesHolden Commodore VF3238:10.35
7Team BOCJason BrightHolden Commodore VF3238:16.94
8Heavy Haulage Australia RacinTim SladeMercedes E63 AMG3238:17.92
9Jack Daniel’s RacingRick KellyNissan Altima3238:25.19
10Jack Daniel’s RacingTodd KellyNissan Altima3238:25.37
11TEKNO Team VIPShane Van GisbergenHolden Commodore VF3238:28.28
12Norton 360 RacingJames MoffatNissan Altima3238:28.43
13Team HIFLEXTony D’AlbertoHolden Commodore VF3238:30.77
14Tekno AutosportsJonathon WebbHolden Commodore VF3238:31.47
15Dodo Insurance RacingDean FioreHolden Commodore VF3238:31.70
16Norton 360 RacingMichael CarusoNissan Altima3238:33.11
17SP Tools RacingMaro EngelMercedes E63 AMG3238:33.41
18Irwin RacingLee HoldsworthMercedes E63 AMG3238:36.71
19ekol RacingScott PyeHolden Commodore VF3238:42.28
20Fujitsu Racing GRMScott McLaughlinHolden Commodore VF3238:55.54
21Holden Racing TeamGarth TanderHolden Commodore VF3238:56.86
22Jeld-wen FPR FordAlex DavisonFord Falcon FG3238:57.69
23Holden Racing TeamJames CourtneyHolden Commodore VF3138:18.61
24Wilson Security RacingDavid WallHolden Commodore VF3139:06.26
25Red Bull Racing AustraliaJamie WhincupHolden Commodore VF2938:44.48
26Fujitsu Racing GRMAlexandre PrematHolden Commodore VF2639:05.55
DNFWilson Security RacingTim BlanchardFord Falcon FG405:02.30
DNFSupercheap Auto RacingRussell IngallHolden Commodore VF

See below for the updated points standings

1Jamie Whincup1803
2Craig Lowndes1674
3Will Davison1592
4Mark Winterbottom1561
5Fabian Coulthard1493
6Jason Bright1471
7Shane Van Gisbergen1440
8Garth Tander1438
9James Courtney1427
10Jonathon Webb1204
11Scott McLaughlin1188
12David Reynolds1038
13Rick Kelly1033
14Alex Davison960
15James Moffat947
16Tony D’Alberto859
17Alexandre Premat815
18Russell Ingall783
19Chaz Mostert724
20Dean Fiore724
21Tim Slade723
22Michael Caruso717
23David Wall675
24Todd Kelly650
25Tim Blanchard603
26Scott Pye588
27Lee Holdsworth557
28Maro Engel474
29Jonny Reid149


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