Major transfer: Chaz Mostert joins Walkinshaw Andretti United
The biggest transfer of the Supercars Championship silly season has been announced with Chaz Mostert leaving Tickford Racing to join Walkinshaw Andretti United on a multi-year contract.
Mostert spent seven previous Supercars seasons driving Fords, including six years with Tickford Racing. During that time, he scored twelve wins, the biggest one was the victory at Bathurst 1000 in 2014. Now, it comes to end and Mostert is leaving the team. He had initially been pursued by DJR Team Penske but, with the squad re-signing Fabian Coulthard for 2020, a seat was not available until ’21.
Instead of waiting for that potential chance, Mostert has taken a major gamble on the ambitious Walkinshaw Andretti United squad, which scored just a single podium this season. Mostert himself recorded 13 podiums this year in the #55 Ford Mustang, including a race win at Melbourne.
“I’m super excited to be joining the Walkinshaw Andretti United family, it’s going to be full of new challenges and for me and at this stage of my career I’m excited for some change. I’ve spent most of my Supercar career on one side of the fence and really enjoyed that, but now I’m excited to jump over to the other side and hopefully build something special.
I’m looking forward to getting to know the WAU team and their fanbase, my fans that have followed me in my journey so far are all incredible and I hope they continue to support me next year and beyond, no matter the car I drive,” Mostert said.
Mostert is set to be joined at WAU by newly crowned Dunlop Super2 Series winner Bryce Fullwood, in another deal to be confirmed in the off-season. Mostert’s former sponsor Supercheap Auto is expected to remain at Tickford Racing, backing their yet-to-be-announced new signing Jack Le Brocq.