Van Gisbergen recovers to podium

Chaz Mostert has won Race 6 of the Repco Supercars Championship today at Albert Park, Melbourne, as part of the support classes for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Pole sitter, David Reynolds finished second while the talk has been about current championship leader, Shane van Gisbergen, and his drive from last on the grid to podium in third.

“I had a lot of fun out there today – the most fun in a race in a long time,” commented van Gisbergen. “I knew today was going to be tough starting at the back. I tried to think like a back-marker and do the opposite as everyone else, but they all started on soft tyres too so that didn’t really work, but we managed to carve through the field in the first few laps.

“I had a feeling it was going to be quite hard when we put on the hard tyres from what we saw in practice, but not to the extent we were seeing. My tyres were a little better than others, so I kept pushing forward and it worked well for us in the end.

“Heading into tomorrow’s races, our strategy will change because we’re starting up the front of the grid. We’ll have to think about what we do, and I hope other teams adopt different strategies as well, not just soft-hard [tyres], but it will be interesting to see. I’m looking forward to it.”

Race 7 takes place Saturday morning at 10:25am local time (12:25pm NZ time).

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