Chaz Mostert will remain with Prodrive Racing (Australia) until at least the end of the 2017 V8 Supercars season, after signing a new two-year contract with the factory Ford team.
The 2014 Bathurst 1000 champion has been contracted to Prodrive since late 2011, having been loaned out to Dick Johnson Racing in 2013, where he scored a sensational maiden win at Queensland Raceway, before joining Mark Winterbottom in the two-car Pepsi Max outfit in 2014.
“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).”
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.”