Chaz Mostert flings his kart around the Ipwich Kart Club track. [Photo by Ian Ward]
DPO’s V8 Supercar ace brand ambassador Chaz Mostert is back in the saddle after his crash during qualifying for the Bathurst 1000 last October.
Chaz spent several weeks in a hospital bed, fllowed by rehabilitation of his leg and wrist injuries suffered in the terrifying crash. And last month he took a big step on the road to recovery by returning to his race driving beginings – karting!
“My rehab from the accident is progressing really well, and now that I’ve lost the crutches and am walking again, it was time to get back behind the wheel,” Chaz said.
“I’ve still got a limp and I’ll have that for a couple more months, but it’s great to be up and about and independent again.
“I grew up racing karts with my dad, and it’s been eight years since we last raced, so I was really stoked to get out to Ipswich Kart Club with him again. Karting is a really good test for using my left leg and just seeing how the impact of racing affects my knee.
“As for the racing, it was a great day competing against 19 other guys. I managed to qualify fastest, and was fortunate to win all three of my races. It was a lot of fun to be up the front and on the podium again.
“The next day I did a four-hour kart enduro with some great mates. That tested my leg more over a longer period of driving.
“I’m excited about getting back behind the wheel of my PRA Falcon V8 Supercar at our test day on February 22, and then heading to Adelaide to race at the Clipsal 500 from March 3-6.”
Meanwhile here’s a video of the official launch of Chaz Mostert’s new Falcon for the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship.