WAU to appeal Mostert disqualification

Chaz Mostert initially finished fourth in Race 16. Picture: Daniel Kalisz

Walkinshaw Andretti United has signalled its intentions to appeal Chaz Mostert’s disqualification from Race 16.

The #25 Mobil 1 Optus Racing driver initially finished fourth in the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown opener, but was pinged for a pre-race breach.

Mostert was disqualified after it was found a battery-powered air blower was inserted in the front bumper of the ZB Commodore when it was on the grid for the commencement of the race.

A brief statement from the Clayton-based team read, “Walkinshaw Andretti United has lodged a notice to appeal tonight’s decision to disqualify Car 25 from Race 16. The Team will not be making any further comment at this stage.”

The disqualification means Mostert has dropped behind Penrite Racing’s David Reynolds to sixth in the drivers’ championship.

The Repco Supercars Championship resumes tomorrow morning at Hidden Valley Raceway.

Two qualifying sessions will set the grid for Race 17 and Race 18 tomorrow, the first of which gets underway at 08:35 local time/09:05 AEST.

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