Craig Lowndes thinks Chaz Mostert most likely to take over his role

Craig Lowndes has pointed out Chaz Mostert as the driver most likely to mantle his role as the highest profile of the championship.

The Triple Eight Race Engineering driver retired as full-time driver after the 2018 season but thinks the championship is in good hands in terms of new and young profiles.

“There are people like Chaz, like Toddy Hazelwood – he’s a good young kid, fighting hard to make it his job,” said Lowndes to supercars.com.

“You’ve got (Jack) Le Brocq, he’s been instrumental on the rookie side of things (leading the five rookies in 2018). Even Davey Reynolds, he’s a character of the sport. And we need that. We need those personalities.

“Whoever it will be will be their own personality. That’s the thing. I was never Brock, I was just me. Yes I had a lot of similar traits to Brock, I learnt a lot from him which is why I’m probably very similar, but I’m me, and whoever is next will be them.

“Hopefully it is a Chazzy. We go go-karting a lot, we’re good mates. Hopefully I can teach him a few things.”

Mostert will continue to drive for Tickford Racing in the 2019 Supercars championship, driving the all-new Ford Mustang, while he is yet to confirm his plans for 2020.