Prodrive Racing (Australia) has taken up its contract option on Bathurst champion Chaz Mostert with the rising star remaining with the team until at least the end of the 2017 V8 Supercars season.
Team Principal Tim Edwards said a stable driver line-up is important to the team’s continued success.
“We had an option on Chaz for a further two years and while there was no rush to sort things out, there wasn’t any reason to delay either, so we exercised our option a while ago and we can continue on without any further speculation,” Edwards said.
“Chaz has been a breath of fresh air for the team and the sport. He is one of the next generation of stars and he keeps performing at a very high level so we’re very pleased with his development thus far.
“He and Mark (Winterbottom) will be driving together for at least the next three seasons so our fans and commercial partners have got a lot to look forward to.”
Mostert is looking forward to continuing with the team that gave him his opportunity.
“Prodrive Racing has taken up its option on me so I will be racing here for at least a further two years but our joint focus remains on success this year and more immediately on Winton this weekend,” Mostert said.
“This is a great team. I get along great with the crew, we’ve enjoyed a lot of success in a short time and I am enjoying challenging and being challenged by Frosty (Winterbottom).”
The team announced yesterday that Mostert will be partnered by fellow rising star Cameron Waters for his Bathurst defence and the three-event Enduro Cup starting with the Sandown 500 in September.