CHAZ Mostert will remain at Walkinshaw Andretti United for the foreseeable future after signing a new multi-year contract extension with the team.
The new deal means the 29-year-old will remain with the team until the end of at least the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship.
Mostert joined the team at the start of the 2020 season, his poaching from Tickford Racing – his home of nine years – a clear signal from WAU owners Ryan Walkinshaw, Michael Andretti and Zak Brown of their intent to restore the team to being a regular contender for wins and championships.
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“I’m super pumped to sign on with Walkinshaw Andretti United on a multi-year deal, and repay the faith that Ryan, Martine, Michael, Zak and the entire WAU team showed in me,” Mostert said.
“It’s been pretty incredible to see what we’ve been able to achieve together in a short amount of time, under some pretty challenging circumstances, so I’m excited for the future, and have no doubt that will continue.
“It was a no-brainer for me to re-sign that’s for sure. This Team is incredible, full of amazing people and it is very family orientated. Why would I leave my family?”
The partnership got off to a strong start with a podium finish in Mostert’s first event with the squad at the final Adelaide 500, which features in our upcoming book Sensational Adelaide: The Illustrated History of the Adelaide 500.
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The podium in Adelaide’s Sunday race was the first of five top-three finishes that culminated in a fifth-place finish in points – WAU’s first top-five championship finish since the 2011 season.
Mostert has started his second year at WAU strongly, scoring a breakthrough victory at Symmons Plains to sit third in points ahead of this weekend’s round at Hidden Valley.
“We are delighted to continue our journey with Chaz, he has been instrumental in our development and the path we are on as a Team, we definitely have big things we still want to achieve together, which was always the goal when we started,” WAU co-owner Ryan Walkinshaw said.
“He is without-doubt one of the leading drivers in the category, and we have worked really hard as a collective to put ourselves in the fight. It’s not just on the track we are seeing results though, he is a major part of our family, and fits into our culture perfectly.
“We remain completely focussed on the 2021 season, but it’s nice to know our future with Chaz is now secured, and I can’t wait to see what we can continue to achieve.”