Mostert turns first Holden Supercars laps

Chaz Mostert has turned his first laps in a Walkinshaw Andretti United Holden Commodore.

Mostert turns first Holden Supercars laps

The former Ford star, who defected to the Holden squad at the end of last season, sampled his brand new WAU Commodore during a 60-kilometre shakedown at Phillip Island.

He was forced to wait for that first taste of Holden hardware, though, with morning fog delaying track action.

Once up and running Mostert said the shakedown provided a key opportunity to solve some ergonomic issues without eating into crucial testing time at The Bend next week.

"I think to have a brand new chassis and get the shakedown is really beneficial, to try and leapfrog some little problems that you'd [normally] have at the first test," he said.

"It's obviously a different style of car and a completely different built to what I've previously been used to, but it's great to get a taste here today.

"The car just feels different underneath you. Different strengths, different weaknesses. In saying that it was a shakedown. We'll got to The Bend and see how we go.

"By the end of the shakedown I felt like I was getting as much as I can out of the car, and that's good. It does take 60 or 100 kilometres. Don't forget I've been doing all this racing in GT land too, so it's good to get back in a Supercar and have a low-stress day.

"Hopefully we can get into testing and have a productive test day [at The Bend], try some things we want to try, and see how we pop out the other side and head into Adelaide."

David Reynolds was also in action at Phillip Island, shaking down the Erebus Holden chassis he'll debut in Adelaide next week.

Read Also:

shares
comments
Penske teases 2020 Mustang livery

Previous article

Penske teases 2020 Mustang livery

Next article

Bold new look for Davison's 23Red Mustang

Bold new look for Davison's 23Red Mustang
Load comments

About this article

Series Supercars
Drivers Chaz Mostert
Teams Walkinshaw Andretti United
Author Andrew van Leeuwen
Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske? Prime

Can DJR still be a Supercars powerhouse after Penske?

Roger Penske's whirlwind Australian Supercars sojourn is over. After six seasons, three drivers' titles, three teams' championships and a Bathurst 1000 crown, The Captain has sold his controlling stake in Dick Johnson Racing back to the squad and walked away from the category.

Supercars
Feb 26, 2021
Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader? Prime

Can Whincup be Triple Eight's ruthless leader?

Supercars' most successful team of the past 15 years is set for a radical shakeup next year when Jamie Whincup retires from driving and takes over the reins at Triple Eight. But does he have what it takes to be the new Roland Dane?

Supercars
Feb 8, 2021
How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year Prime

How a lifetime Supercars deal broke down in one year

David Reynolds inked what was effectively a lifetime deal with Erebus in 2019 – only to walk out a year later. What went wrong?

Supercars
Dec 18, 2020
Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester" Prime

Why Supercars now needs a new "human salt harvester"

Scott McLaughlin has been a controversial figure in Supercars over the past few years but, as he heads off to a fresh challenge in IndyCar, the Australian tin-top series needs to find someone else to fill his drama-filled boots as the category enters a new era...

Supercars
Nov 3, 2020
Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title Prime

Why 2020 isn't McLaughlin's greatest title

Scott McLaughlin was quick to describe his third Supercars title as his best yet. But even though it didn't match the dramatic backstory of his 2018 triumph, there's a good reason for him wanting to control the narrative this time around.

Supercars
Oct 2, 2020
Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars Prime

Why a Bathurst finale is risky business for Supercars

The Bathurst Grand Final may provide Supercars its greatest spectacle yet – but there's a risk it will force the series to face a hard truth.

Supercars
Sep 4, 2020
Why Scott McLaughlin must become an IndyCar driver Prime

Why Scott McLaughlin must become an IndyCar driver

Scott McLaughlin, two-time and current Supercars champion, should have been making his NTT IndyCar Series debut for Team Penske at the GP of Indianapolis, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced a rescheduling that has put the brakes on his career switch. But David Malsher-Lopez explains why the New Zealander deserves this opportunity as soon as possible.

IndyCar
Jul 4, 2020
Tickford's 10-year wait for James Courtney Prime

Tickford's 10-year wait for James Courtney

When the Supercars season resumes James Courtney will be a Tickford Racing driver – but it's not the first time the star driver has flirted with the famous Ford squad.

Supercars
May 19, 2020