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Additional BMW Drives Unlikely for Mostert After Sebring

Rolex 24 GT Le Mans victory yet to sink in; full focus on Bathurst 12 Hour..

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Chaz Mostert is unlikely to make more appearances for BMW this year following the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring due to his Virgin Australia Supercars Championship commitments.

The Australian was part of the GT Le Mans class-winning BMW Team RLL lineup at the Rolex 24 at Daytona last weekend and is competing with Walkenhorst Motorsport at this weekend’s Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

Mostert’s next port of call with BMW is Sebring in late March, with the 27-year old revealing it is likely to be his final outing with the brand from Munich for this year.

“That’s it for the year, unfortunately. Everything else is too busy with Supercars and clashing,” Mostert told Sportscar365.

“[I’m] super privileged to do those three races [Daytona, Bathurst, Sebring] in the first place.”

The Gold Coast-based driver returns to Supercars this year as a new signing for Walkinshaw Andretti United but has been a regular in the BMW ranks for the past three years.

Mostert, however, has not completely ruled out any drives with BMW later in the year, stating “there’s always a chance”.

When asked about July’s 24 Hours of Spa, which does not clash with Supercars for the first time in three years, he said:
“I’d love to do Spa but I don’t believe it’s on the radar.”

Rolex 24 Victory Yet to Sink in

Arriving at Bathurst fresh from Florida, Mostert says he his yet to reflect on his GTLM success in the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“It hasn’t really sunk in, it’s been wrecking my brain with how awesome this is,” he said.

“It’s still unbelievable, even three minutes to the end of the race you start counting the seconds and all that kind of stuff; it still hasn’t sunk in.

“When you’ve got back-to-back race weekends the focus is on the next race weekend.

“I’m super pumped to be back here at the 12 Hour with [Augusto] Farfus and [Nicky] Catsburg this weekend, two superstar teammates and having Walkenhorst and BMW backing again here this year.

“I think we’re in a good position to have a good crack. There’s so many great teams, so many great drivers; this track is brutal, it will give you 99 problems and one good thing.”

Slade Perrins is an Australian-based junior reporter for Sportscar365. Perrins won the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars 'Young Gun Award' for journalism for his work with speedcafe.com.

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