Mostert easily wins Supercars finale

Chaz Mostert has strolled to an easy win in the final drama-packed Coates Hire Supercars race at the 2017 Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

The Ford driver won by nearly 10 seconds at Albert Park ahead of reigning Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen (Holden), with Tim Slade (Holden) rounding out the podium in the 13-lapper.

Earlier, Fabian Coulthard (Ford) looked set to win his third race out of four before his front left tyre called it quits, and shortly after Mostert moved into the lead at the expense of Jamie Whincup (Holden).

With Coulthard well back in the pack after his unscheduled pit stop, Whincup looked set to claim the overall honours before his fortunes also evaporated in tyre problems – a rear left on his Commodore the culprit.

With Whincup also requiring a pit stop, van Gisbergen eventually found himself in a safe second spot, and likewise for Slade in third position.

Todd Kelly (Nissan) finished the final race in fourth position, from Michael Caruso (Nissan), James Courtney (Holden), Scott Pye (Holden) and Will Davison (Holden).

Whincup and Coulthard were 19th and 20th respectively.

Despite his race four dramas, Coulthard was the overall winner in the Coates Hire Supercars Challenge, ahead of his teammate and race one winner Scott McLaughlin, followed by Mostert. McLaughlin was 17th in race four.

Next up for the Supercars is a return to official championship mode a Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania from April 7-9.

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