Chaz Mostert has etched his name into the history books of motorsport by winning the prestigious Barry Sheene Medal for 2023. Mostert, representing Walkinshaw Andretti United, was awarded the medal for his exceptional leadership, engaging media presence, unwavering character, captivating personality, strong fan connection, and commendable sportsmanship showcased throughout the season.
Mostert was deemed the winner after receiving the highest number of votes from Australian motorsport journalists, His consistent pace and range of performance across various circuits culminated in a commendable fourth-place finish in the Championship standings, a feat highlighted by an impressive tally of six podium finishes in a challenging year for the Ford Mustang.
At just 31 years old, Mostert from the Gold Coast has accomplished a rare feat in Supercars. He has joined an exclusive group of five drivers who have won both the Mike Kable Young Gun Award and the Barry Sheene Medal. This group includes motorsport legends such as Marcos Ambrose, Mark Winterbottom, James Courtney, and Scott McLaughlin.
Mostert’s skills behind the wheel and off-track advocacy have not only solidified his standing within the motorsport fraternity but also proved his place among the revered few who have left an indelible mark on the Supercars Championship. His triumph serves as an inspiration and a benchmark for emerging talents, showcasing that dedication, unwavering commitment, and unyielding spirit can pave the way for extraordinary accomplishments in the world of motorsport.