Shane Van Gisbergen
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|Shane Van Gisbergen|
Van Gisbergen on the 2011 Sydney 500 podium.
|V8 Supercar Record|
|Current team||Tekno Autosports|
|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
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. 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.
V8 Supercar Championship Series
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.
|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|
- Current CV at www.shanevangisbergen.com Retrieved on 15 October 2010
- Official Shane Van Gisbergen Website
- Shane Van Gisbergen 200th V8 Supercar driver
- Toyota Racing Series
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