Happy Easter at The Mountain
Audi dominates TCR and GT classes at the Bathurst 6 Hour weekend.
It was a particularly happy Easter for Audi teams over the weekend with a clean sweep in the TCR Series and dual podiums in the GT3 categories at the Bathurst 6 Hour meeting.
Daniel Kalisz and Jack Martin Photography
6 April, 2021
The result made Mostert only the second driver in the history of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series to record a clean sweep of races at a single meeting,
It was a veritable festival of speed at Bathurst over the weekend with teams from across several racing categories coming together at the country’s most revered race track to do battle.
In addition to the annual Bathurst 6 Hour race, competitors in the hotly contested Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series were also well represented with a full grid, while round two of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia Powered by AWS saw the Audi R8 LMS back in action after a hugely successful outing at Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit just two weeks ago.
In both categories, the Audi teams were at the top of their game, with the winners from Phillip Island once again racing to the front of their respective categories. Chaz Mostert nailed his second pole position of the season before going on to back that up with not one but three wins from three over the weekend in another dazzling display and no holds barred racing.
The result made Mostert only the second driver in the history of the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series to record a clean sweep of races at a single meeting, piloting the Melbourne Performance Centre-run Audi RS 3 LMS to the top spot in each race, much to the despair of Aaron Cameron was relegated to second place each time as a result.
“It was a tough race, riddled with safety cars, but I’m glad me and Aaron Cameron were able to have three battles in three races … I’m sure he would have loved to get that last one on me,” said a beaming Mostert at the end of the final race. “I had a ball this weekend, hopefully we can do the rest of the year, sounds good so I’m pimped for the next round.”
Fellow Audi driver, Garth was also behind the wheel of an RS 3 LMS over the weekend in addition to his driving duties in the GT 3 class, finishing with podiums in the first two TCR races and a fourth in the final race for the weekend.
He backed that performance up with another scorcher in the second round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia, finishing second to Shane van Gisbergen in the first race before going one better in the second race to claim the top spot with co-driver Yasser Shahin.
The pair were lightening quick in practice, finishing at the top and second in the two sessions respectively before Yasser Shahin went on to take pole position ahead of the first race. Although victory eluded them in the first race, the win in the final race made it three wins from four races for the pair across two separate race meetings. In the GT3 category too, Mostert was on the podium for both races sharing an Audi R8 LMS with Tony Bates, nailing down third place in both races to road out another hugely successful weekend of racing.
The results were another strong showing for the Audis and put both drivers on top of their respective classes, with the Shahin/Tander combination well ahead of the opposition in the GT3 series on 50 points and Chaz Mostert out in front in the Supercheap Auto TCR Australia Series.
After being quick in practice, Yasser Shahin went on to take pole position ahead of the first race in the Audi R8 LMS GT3
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