Chaz Mostert has reflected on the most brutal incident of his career as the moment that shaped him as the driver he is today.
Mostert has experienced the highs and the lows at Mount Panorama, underlined by his thrilling win in the 2014 race and his high-speed smash the following year.
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In one of Bathurst’s scariest moments, Mostert suffered a broken leg, shattered wrist and knee ligament damage in the collision at Forrest Elbow in qualifying.
Mostert said he turned the horror moment into a positive.
“You look at moments of past highs and lows and it shapes the person you are and the racer you are today,” he said.
Chaz Mostert is looking to improve on his fourth placing last year.Source:News Regional Media
“I look at the big negative that was that time in 2015 as a positive and turned it around to getting better prepared for the races and stuff like that these days.
“Not that it was great at the time, but I’m grateful something like that happened in my career and I can keep building off it.
“Everything you go through from year to year, your heartbreak, the ups and downs, it shapes who you are.
Chaz Mostert with the #55 Supercheap Auto Racing Ford.Source:Getty Images
“For me, it was a real eye-opening experience after that about how to recover with your body and how to get yourself ready for races.”
Since his 2014 win alongside co-driver Paul Morris, Mostert’s best result at Bathurst was fourth place last year.
But the Tickford Racing ace, who pairs with James Moffat for the second year in a row, is confident of a good showing in his 200th championship race.
“It (2014 win) feels like a million years ago now unfortunately,’’ Mostert, 27, said.
“I would love to try and get back on that (top podium), so that’s why we keep coming back every year.
“We are really going to push hard this year. It’s pretty open for everyone. I’m looking forward to getting in there and getting among the dogfight.”
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Originally published asChaz hopes to make 200th memorable
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