A freshly re-painted and re-surfaced Sydney Motorsport Park greeted the V8 Supercar teams on February 7-8, for the sydney.com Test Day. While the circuit itself drew lots of attention, all eyes were on young gun, Pepsi Max Crew’s Chaz Mostert as he took out the ARMOR ALL SuperShootout at day’s end.
Last year’s Bathurst winner was debuting the FG X Falcon at SMSP, adding to an excellent first test hit-out with the win against his more experienced rivals – and this from a driver who has never taken a V8 Supercars Pole Position. That looks set to change for 2015.
“It’s fantastic … everyone’s on the same brand new tyre, one lap to do the job and it’s good to be well inside the top 10 – further in front than we thought we would be,” Mostert said.
“The guys have worked so hard in the off-season… we’ve got a bit of homework to do, I wasn’t quite happy with the balance so a bit more speed to get out of her.”
The next round of the V8 Supercars at Sydney Motorsport Park is the SuperSprint, August 21-23. (Photos: Mark Horsburgh.)