Chaz Mostert is hoping that the changed qualifying format for this weekend's Auckland Supersprint at the Pukekohe Raceway will help him in his quest to secure a strong result at the penultimate round of the 2016 Supercars Championship season.

For this year's round, Mostert's first since 2014, fuel stops have been eliminated so strategy won't play such a pivotal role.

Pukekohe is a fast, flowing circuit but it can also be quite challenging and hard on the cars, which will return to the hard tyre compound. In each of the four 100 km races due to be contested, drivers will only need to stop for fresh rubber.

Mostert currently sits equal first in this year's pole position tally and is really looking forward to this weekend's challenge…

"I'm pumped to get to Pukekohe,” he said. “It's a track that we've had a bit of success at as a team and I'm really excited to get back there this year. I missed out last year and had to watch Cam Waters drive my car so it's been two years since I've been there. I hope I'm not too rusty but I'm really looking forward to the second last round of the championship."