- April 10, 1992
- Supercars Championship
- Walkinshaw Andretti United
Chaz Mostert is one of the drivers who is leading the new wave of Australian racing drivers. He currently drives a Holden for Walkinshaw Andretti United in the Supercars Championship, joining the squad at the end of 2019 after spending seven seasons with different Ford teams.
He made Supercars debut in 2013, winning twelve races since then. His greatest success was a victory at Bathurst 1000 in 2014, together with Paul Morris.
In January 2020, he scored the GT class victory at 24 Hours of Daytona in a BMW M8 GTE.
Australian Formula Ford champion early in a career
Born in April 1992, Mostert entered the world of racing in 2008, competing in the Australian Formula Ford Championship. In his rookie season, Chaz finished 11th but in 2009 pushed up to 4th place.
He scored his first victory that year and announced he can go further in the following season. In 2010, Mostert became the Australian Formula Ford champion after winning 14 of 24 races.
Rise through development series
The same year Chaz debuted in the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series, a developing series for the V8 Supercars Championship. He has appeared in only two races and exceeded expectations what secured him a drive with Miles Racing, one of the Ford Performance Racing teams, for 2011. This time, Mostert did even better, especially on wet tracks, and at the end of the season, he was 6th in the championship.
At the same time, he appeared in the Australian Production Car Championship in which he scored one win, and also in the iRace Touring Car Challenge where he won two of four races driving a Chevrolet Silverado.
Great job in Dunlop Series
Ford Performance Racing retained Mostert’s services for 2012 and gave him Ford FG Falcon for the Dunlop V8 Supercars Series. Chaz did a marvellous job in his rookie season. He scored four wins and had five pole positions in 18 races to finish third in the Drivers’ championship, behind Scott McLaughlin and Scott Pye.
V8 Supercars Championship debut with Dick Johnson Racing
In 2013 young the racer from Australia competed at two fronts. In V8 SuperTourers Championship at New Zealand, he clinched two wins from nine starts, but more important was the debut in the International V8 Supercars Championship.
Driving Dick Johnson Racing’s Ford FG Falcon, supported by Ford Performance Racing, Mostert won his first championship race at Queensland Raceway and finished 17th overall.
Bathurst 1000 win in a great style
With the same car, but this time as Ford Performance Racing driver, in 2014 Chaz continued his journey to the top. His second career victory came at Barbagallo Raceway but at Mount Panorama circuit he deserved a place in the history of Australian racing.
Driving alongside Paul Morris, he won Bathurst 1000 starting at the back of the grid to become the driver who won the race starting from lowest position ever.
Video - Mostert's crash at Bathurst 1000
Crash stopped him in the battle for the title
With a huge optimism, Mostert entered the season of 2015 driving a Prodrive Racing Australia’s Ford FG X Falcon. In 24 starts he scored five wins, but in October, during Bathurst 1000, Chaz had a horrible crash in which he broke his leg and wrist.
Those injuries ruled him out for the rest of the season in a moment when he was second in the championship, behind Mark Winterbottom. At the end, he was 11th but luckily recovered for the following campaign of V8 Supercars championship.
Racing in the #55 Ford since 2016
In 2016, Chaz drove Prodrive Racing Australia/Rod Nash Racing's #55 Ford FG X Falcon and finished 7th in the championship, failing to score a victory but had five 3rd places. In 2017, Mostert continued to race for the same team, driving the same car. He was a race winner three times, scoring his best season result to date by finishing fifth in the championship points.
In 2018, Mostert stayed with Ford under the banner of Tickford Racing. He won just once, in Saturday's race at Surfers Paradise, finishing the season sixth in the points. Outside Supercars Championship, he was driving BMWs in two sports car endurance races, Bathurst 12 Hour and Petit Le Mans. He didn't finish the race at Mount Panorama but reached a podium with third place at Petit Le Mans.
In 2019, Mostert scored outstanding thirteen podiums in the Supercars Championship, including a victory at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, to finish fifth in the points, or the best of the rest, behind four drivers of two dominant teams (DJR Team Penske and Triple Eight Red Bull Holden).
Opening a new chapter in 2020
After seven seasons with different Ford teams, Mostert made a major change for the 2020 Supercars season, joinining Walkinshaw Andretti United to drive Holden ZB Commodore.
In January 2020, he went to the USA to participate for the second time at 24 Hours of Daytona with BMW Team RLL. He won a race in the GTLM class, sharing the #24 BMW M8 GTE with John Edwards, Jesse Krohn and Augusto Farfus.
Lieutenant in the Navy
Interesting fact about Chaz is that he is an officer in the Australian army. In 2012, he was awarded an Honorary comission as a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Navy.