Mostert beats Lowndes to Race 16 victory

Sunday 18th May, 2014 - 5:32pm

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Chaz Mostert wins Race 16 at the Perth 400

Chaz Mostert wins Race 16 at the Perth 400

Chaz Mostert scored the second win of his V8 Supercars Championship career with a commanding performance in Race 16 at Barbagallo.

On the one-year anniversary of his debut in the championship, Mostert led home Craig Lowndes by two seconds at the end of the 200km contest.

Mark Winterbottom completed the podium ahead of Jamie Whincup, Fabian Coulthard, Jason Bright, David Wall, James Moffat, David Reynolds and Michael Caruso.

Pole-sitter Lowndes led the early stages but dropped track position to Mostert while stuck behind a three-stopping Jason Bright early in the second stint.

Mostert was the first of the leaders to pit at both rounds of stops, ensuring he kept his track position over Lowndes ahead of the final 30 lap stint to the flag.

Winterbottom meanwhile ran second to Lowndes early, but dropped behind Mostert and James Courtney with a long run on his first set of tyres.

Taking Courtney when the Holden Racing Team Commodore fell out of contention with a puncture, Winterbottom closed in on the leaders through the middle phase of the race.

Again running longer on his tyres in the second stint eventually saw Winterbottom rejoin from his final stop 10 seconds behind and effectively out of contention.

The race was the third consecutive 200km V8 Supercars contest to run without a single Safety Car period.

The result sees Winterbottom’s championship lead over Lowndes sit at 101 points heading to Hidden Valley next month.

See below for the full race result for Race 16

Pos  No. Driver Team Car
1   6  Chaz Mostert Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG
2 888  Craig Lowndes Red Bull Racing Australia  Holden Commodore VF
3   5  Mark Winterbottom Ford Pepsi Max Crew  Ford Falcon FG
4   1  Jamie Whincup Red Bull Racing Australia  Holden Commodore VF
5  14  Fabian Coulthard Lockwood Racing  Holden Commodore VF
6   8  Jason Bright Team BOC  Holden Commodore VF
7  17  David Wall Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG
8 360  James Moffat Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima
9  55  David Reynolds The Bottle-O Racing Team  Ford Falcon FG
10  36  Michael Caruso Norton Hornets  Nissan Altima
11 222  Nick Percat Walkinshaw Racing  Holden Commodore VF
12  16  Scott Pye Wilson Security Racing  Ford Falcon FG
13  23  Russell Ingall Repair Management Aust Racing  Holden Commodore VF
14  15  Rick Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima
15  22  James Courtney Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF
16   7  Todd Kelly Jack Daniel’s Racing  Nissan Altima
17  33  Scott McLaughlin Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60
18   4  Lee Holdsworth Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG
19  21  Dale Wood Team Advam/GB  Holden Commodore VF
20  97  Shane Van Gisbergen Team Tekno VIP Petfoods  Holden Commodore VF
21  34  Robert Dahlgren Valvoline Racing GRM  Volvo S60
22   2  Garth Tander Holden Racing Team  Holden Commodore VF
23  18  Jack Perkins Team JELD-WEN  Ford Falcon FG
24   9  Will Davison Erebus Motorsport V8  Mercedes E63 AMG
25  47  Tim Slade Supercheap Auto Racing  Holden Commodore VF

STANDINGS

Pos Driver Points
1  Mark Winterbottom 1199
2  Craig Lowndes 1098
3  Fabian Coulthard 1059
4  Jamie Whincup  986
5  James Courtney  928
6  Shane Van Gisbergen  861
7  Scott McLaughlin  840
8  Chaz Mostert  792
9  David Reynolds  757
10  Jason Bright  754
11  Lee Holdsworth  702
12  Will Davison  678
13  Michael Caruso  670
14  James Moffat  638
15  Garth Tander  636
16  Tim Slade  629
17  Russell Ingall  623
18  Rick Kelly  618
19  Scott Pye  595
20  David Wall  530
21  Jack Perkins  509
22  Nick Percat  499
23  Dale Wood  489
24  Todd Kelly  476
25  Robert Dahlgren  311