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
Born (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 (age 25)
Auckland
V8 Supercar Record
Car number 97
Current team Tekno Autosports
Series Championships 0
Races 97
Round Wins 3
Podium finishes 14
Race Wins 8
Pole positions 6
2014 Championship position 2nd (2781 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 Team4 in the New Zealand-based BNT NZ Supertourers's Hankook Super Series. Shane has also raced in the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona starting in 2014 driving for Alex Job Racing in GTD where he finished 26th overall and 6th in class. He is expected to return to the famed race in 2015.

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]

In 2014, Shane co-drove to the BNT NZ Supertourers Hankook Super Series championship with primary driver Simon Black. Shane won 7 of the 9 races in total of the Endurance rounds including sweeping the entire Fuchs 500 weekend at Pukekohe Park Raceway with winning race #3 in spectacular fashion driving from 1 lap down. [2]

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 has so far won 9 races in his V8 Supercar career. They have come at:

No. Event Circuit
1 2011 ITM400 Hamilton Hamilton Street Circuit
2 2011 Skycity Triple Crown Hidden Valley Raceway
3 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide Adelaide Street Circuit
4 2013 Sydney NRMA Motoring and Services 500 Homebush Street Circuit
5 2014 ITM500 Auckland Pukekohe Park Raceway
6 2014 Sydney Motorsport Park 400 Sydney Motorsport Park
7 2014 Sydney Motorsport Park 400 Sydney Motorsport Park
8 2014 Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise Street Circuit
9 2014 Sydney NRMA 500 Homebush Street Circuit

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
2014 International V8 Supercars Championship 2nd 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


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