Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
2
Points
3642
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 5.8
Average finishing Position 4.5

biography

Date of birth
09/05/1989 (Age 29)
Place of birth
Auckland, New Zealand
Lives
Gold Coast, QLD
Status
Single
Outside of Racing
Hyper Simulator, Drifting, Speedway, NASCAR, Family
Personal Vehicle
Holden VF Series 2 SV6 Sportswagon
Engineer
Grant McPherson
Follow Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen took his maiden Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in stunning fashion in 2016, his first season in Red Bull colours with Triple Eight.

The Kiwi started his title defence with a commanding double-victory on the streets of Adelaide last year, and remained in contention during the campaign.

However he ultimately had to settle for fourth in the standings, adding a further three wins to his career victory tally.

The silverware adds to an already-impressive haul since Triple Eight added a third Commodore for van Gisbergen in 2016, along with the PIRTEK Enduro Cup and Jason Richards Trophy won that year.

It is now more than 10 years since van Gisbergen burst onto the Supercars scene with Team Kiwi Racing in the middle of 2007.

During a torrentially wet weekend at Oran Park, he finished 13th in one race and set the third-fastest lap in another.

Stone Brothers Racing became Van Gisbergen’s home in 2008, continuing to demonstrate brilliant car control in the wet early.

As he matured, performances became far more consistent and he teetered on the brink of victory for a few seasons, before breaking through on some soil at the Hamilton street circuit in 2011.

He left SBR at the end of 2012 in controversial circumstances as it was due to become Erebus Motorsport, linking with Tekno Autosports for ’13.

Van Gisbergen took his first win driving a Holden on his Tekno debut in Adelaide, winning nine over his three-year tenure and finishing runner-up to Jamie Whincup in the 2014 championship.

A versatile driver, van Gisbergen is also building an impressive record in sportscar racing that includes winning the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with McLaren.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship
Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 1 1 1
Race 2 › 1 1 1
Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 4 4 1
Race 4 › 7 4 1
Race 5 › 17 13 1
Race 6 › 26 13 1
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 1 6 1
Race 8 › 2 25 5
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 3 3 3
Race 10 › 9 6 3
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 12 3 2
Race 12 › 1 5 2
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 14 3 2
Race 14 › 7 2 2
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 5 2 2
Race 16 › 11 4 2
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 3 2 2
Race 18 › 1 1 2
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 8 2 2
Race 20 › 2 1 2
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 ›
Race 21 › 3 1 2
OTR SuperSprint - The Bend ›
Race 22 › 2 1 2
Race 23 › 2 2 1
RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 2 2 1
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 4 5 1
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 10 10 2
ITM Auckland SuperSprint ›
Race 28 › 2 1 2
Race 29 › 3 2 2

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore ZB
ENGINE: V8
Red Bull Holden Racing Team

Roland Dane’s Triple Eight Race Engineering has set the standard in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship for more than a decade, taking Jamie Whincup to his seventh title in 2017.

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