Shane Van Gisbergen

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Shane Van Gisbergen
Shane van Gisbergen 2011 Sydney 500 podium.jpg
Van Gisbergen on the 2011 Sydney 500 podium.
Nationality New Zealand
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 97
Current team Tekno Autosports
Series Championships 0
Races 97
Round Wins 3
Podium finishes 14
Race Wins 5
Pole positions 6
2013 Championship position 5th (2508 pts)

Shane Van Gisbergen (born 9 May 1989) is a professional motor racing driver from Auckland, New Zealand. Van Gisbergen drives for Tekno Autosports in the Australian-based International V8 Supercars Championship and for MPC Motorsport in the New Zealand-based V8SuperTourer Championship.

New Zealand racing history[edit]

After competing in Motocross, Quarter Midgets and karts from 1998 to 2004, Van Gisbergen placed third in the 2004/2005 New Zealand Formula First Championship and won the associated Rookie of the Year award.[1] Van Gisbergen had previously obtained a Speedsport Star of Tomorrow Scholarship. A win in the 2005/06 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship was accompanied by another Rookie of the Year title and was followed by a second place finish in the 2006/07 Toyota Racing Series.[1]

V8 Supercar Championship Series[edit]

Van Gisbergen became the 200th driver to start a race in a V8 Supercar at the Jim Beam 400 at Oran Park Raceway in Round 8 of 2007. Van Gisbergen finished the first race in 20th position before improving to 13th for race 2 but then dropped down to 23rd in race 3.

Van Gisbergen was in the lead in the 2009 Bathurst 1000 until pitting on lap 108 when his car would not start, resulting in a 1:14 pit stop and losing him a number of positions in the race.

Van Gisbergen took out his first V8 Supercar race win in race 2 of the ITM 400 at Hamilton in his home country of New Zealand on Sunday 17 April 2011.

Van Gisbergen took out his second V8 Supercar race win on Sunday 19 June 2011 at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin, Australia. Van Gisbergen and Mark Winterbottom were the only Ford drivers to win in 2011. Van Gisbergen finished in fourth place in the championship.

Career results[edit]

Season Series Position Car Team
2004/05 New Zealand Formula First Championship 3rd
2005/06 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship 1st Stealth Evo 2
2006/07 Toyota Racing Series 2nd Tatuus TT104ZZ Toyota International Motorsport
2007 V8 Supercar Championship Series 43rd Ford BF Falcon Team Kiwi Racing
2008 V8 Supercar Championship Series 15th Ford BF Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series 12th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2010 V8 Supercar Championship Series 6th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2011 International V8 Supercars Championship 4th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2012 International V8 Supercars Championship 6th Ford FG Falcon Stone Brothers Racing
2013 Australian GT Championship 16th Porsche 997 GT3 R VIP Petfoods Racing
2013 V8SuperTourer 3rd Ford FG Falcon MPC Motorsport
2013 International V8 Supercars Championship 5th Holden VF Commodore Tekno Autosports
The Ford FG Falcon of Shane Van Gisbergen at the 2010 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
The Ford FG Falcon of Shane Van Gisbergen at the 2011 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
The Ford FG Falcon of Shane Van Gisbergen at the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide
The Holden VF Commodore of Shane Van Gisbergen at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Current CV at www.shanevangisbergen.com Retrieved on 15 October 2010

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