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Mostert, who led a entrance row lockout for Walkinshaw Andretti United in qualifying, adopted his team-mate Ryan Wood for the opening 14 laps of the 55-lap race earlier than taking the lead and pacing himself to a 4.9-second win over Triple Eight’s Will Brown.

Ford’s first win, within the ninth race of the season, was decided by pit technique in addition to velocity.

Brown took 4 tyres at his obligatory pitstop and 4 laps later, Mostert took solely two. That gave Mostert a niche of 5 seconds, which he managed to carry to the top of the race.

“[We are] simply being aggressive, you understand? Final 12 months, we did not fairly really feel the place we have been with the window with the automotive,” mentioned Mostert after his first win in practically two years.

“We tried plenty of issues. This 12 months, I felt like each time he touched the automotive, it both did one thing. So [the recent] take a look at day was about making an attempt some massive philosophy modifications and we got here right here with it. We needed to attempt to piece all of it collectively and make it work. For [our] first crack at it, I feel it is fairly good.”

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Brown, who managed to stretch his collection result in over 100 factors with second place, regarded content material with the end result after ranging from fourth.

“As soon as we obtained previous Ryan [Wood], I in all probability struggled a bit with my tyres and Chaz was nonetheless quick,” he mentioned.

“He [Wood] was doing the identical occasions with two tyres, so we obtained a bit of labor to do in a single day, however nonetheless one other second place. Good for the championship.”

Chaz Mostert, Walkinshaw Andretti United Ford Mustang GT

Photograph by: Edge Photographics

Third place was determined after an enormous battle between the Fords of Wooden and Tickford’s Cam Waters. Wooden, 20, drove fantastically and Waters solely managed to grab the place on the ultimate lap of the race.

Despite shedding the rostrum spot, Wooden’s efficiency means that WAU seems to have, for now at the least, overcome its current struggles at one in every of its bogey circuits in a convincing vogue.

Triple Eight’s Broc Feeney completed fifth forward of veteran James Courtney (Blanchard Racing Team Ford) and Matt Stone Racing’s Nick Percat (Chevrolet).

The day was a catastrophe for Erebus Motorsport, with Jack Le Brocq struggling a battery failure on the grid and defending champion Brodie Kostecki operating off on the primary nook, dropping to final. He recovered to tenth by the top of the race, on a house circuit on which he starred a 12 months in the past.

Likewise, Grove Racing’s Richie Stanaway was out early when Aaron’s Love Ford instantly in entrance of him skilled a gasoline pump stutter. Stanaway hit him from behind, hit the wall and pitted earlier than resuming, ending twenty fourth and final, 11 laps down.

The outcomes stretch Brown’s factors result in 103 (952-849) over team-mate Feeney, with Mostert in third on 763. Percat and Grove Racing’s Matt Payne are tied for fourth on 606. 

Supercars Perth end result

 Cla   Driver   Automobile / Engine   Delay 
Chaz Mostert Ford  
William Brown Chevrolet 4.9134
Cameron Waters Ford 13.1297
Ryan Wooden Ford 13.4661
Broc Feeney Chevrolet 17.8079
James Courtney Ford 21.7942
Nick Percat Chevrolet 25.6341
Matthew Payne Ford 26.0108
A.De Pasquale Ford 30.2070
10  Tom Randle Ford 31.9240
11  Cameron Hill Chevrolet 32.6170
12  Tim Slade Chevrolet 33.1726
13  A.Heimgartner Chevrolet 33.4673
14  James Golding Chevrolet 34.3121
15  Bryce Fullwood Chevrolet 37.7807
16  M.Winterbottom Chevrolet 41.9684
17  David Reynolds Chevrolet 43.5845
18  Jaxon Evans Chevrolet 44.4463
19  Macauley Jones Chevrolet 44.8055
20  Jack Le Brocq Chevrolet 47.3078
21  Aaron Love Ford 1’14.2225
22  Brodie Kostecki Chevrolet  
23  Will Davison Ford  
24  Richie Stanaway Ford  

 



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