Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
1
Points
3368
Penalty 10
Average Qualifying Position 3.8
Average finishing Position 4.5

biography

Engineer
Grant McPherson
Origins
Auckland, New Zealand; May 9, 1989
Resides
Gold Coast, QLD
Status
Single
Outside of Racing
Hyper Simulator, Drifting, Speedway, NASCAR, Family
Personal Vehicle
Holden Calais Sports Wagon
Follow Shane van Gisbergen

After finishing second in 2014 and fourth in the Championship last year with TEKNO Autosports, there's no question why Roland Dane has enlisted Shane van Gisbergen to represent Red Bull Racing Australia for 2016 and beyond. 

The talented New Zealander had his best season to-date in 2014, with eight wins (three at the non-championship Australian Grand Prix), and three pole positions – marking him out as a future champion with standout performances all year.

Last year he raised his tally of championship race wins to 11, finishing in fine form ahead of Jamie Whincup at the Sydney 500. 

Van Gisbergen burst onto the V8 Supercars scene with Team Kiwi Racing in the middle of 2007. During a torrentially wet weekend of racing at Oran Park, Van Gisbergen finished 13th in one of the races and set the third-fastest lap in another.

Stone Brothers Racing became Van Gisbergen’s home from 2008 through to the end of 2012. In the early stages of his career, he demonstrated brilliant car control – especially in the wet weather.

As the New Zealander matured, his performances on-track became far more consistent – and he teetered on the brink of victory for a few seasons. Van Gisbergen broke through for his maiden win in the rain on New Zealand’s Hamilton Street circuit in 2011.

While Van Gisbergen scored more top 10 results in 2012, he was ready for new pastures in 2013 and switched to the TEKNO Autosports Holden outfit.

The change in scenery reinvigorated Van Gisbergen’s enthusiasm and he won on debut with his new team at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, and took Commodore’s historic 400th all-time race win in the final race of the year at the Sydney 500.

latest News

SVG: Many unknowns this season

2016 champ thinks biggest threat will come from within his team, though new tyres will be game changing
4 Days ago

Enter the Red Bull Holden Racing Team

The Red Bull Holden Racing Team was officially launched today at GM Holden’s headquarters in Melbourne this morning.
4 Days ago

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
2016 Clipsal 500 Adelaide ›
Race 1 › 6 3 3
Race 2 › 5 5 4
Race 3 › 3 10 3
2016 Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 4 › 3 1 1
Race 5 › 2 21 7
2016 WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint ›
Race 6 › 5 4 6
Race 7 › 6 10 6
2016 Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 8 › 4 2 4
Race 9 › 6 4 5
2016 Woodstock Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 10 › 11 9 5
Race 11 › 12 4 5
2016 CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 12 › 1 16 5
Race 13 › 1 1 5
2016 Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 ›
Race 14 › 2 2 2
Race 15 › 4 1 2
2016 Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 16 › 5 1 2
Race 17 › 4 12 2
2016 Red Rooster Sydney SuperSprint ›
Race 18 › 2 1 2
Race 19 › 2 5 2
2016 Wilson Security Sandown 500 ›
Race 20 › 7 2 1
2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 21 › 7 2 1
2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 22 › 1 1 1
Race 23 › 2 2 1
2016 ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 24 › 1 2 1
Race 25 › 1 1 1
Race 26 › 1 3 1
Race 27 › 2 2 1
2016 Coates Hire Sydney 500 ›
Race 28 › 1 3 1
Race 29 › 2 1 1

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
ENGINE: KRE developed 5.0 Litre V8, Holden 308 cast iron block, CNC machined aluminium heads, control V8 supercar cam shaft, aluminium dry sump
Red Bull Racing Australia

Red Bull Racing Australia enters 2016 as Teams’ Champions for the seventh time, and sixth in a row.

Next Event
Clipsal 500 Adelaide
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Practice 1
Format
SuperStreet
Mixed Tyres
single driver
Championship
Track Length
3.220km
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