Shane Van Gisbergen
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|Shane Van Gisbergen|
Van Gisbergen on the 2011 Sydney 500 podium.
9 May 1989 |
|V8 Supercar Record|
|Current team||Triple Eight Race Engineering|
|2015 Championship position||4th (2712 pts)|
Shane Van Gisbergen (born 9 May 1989) is a professional motor racing driver from Auckland, New Zealand. Van Gisbergen currently drives the #97 Holden VF Commodore for Triple Eight Race Engineering 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
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.
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.
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. This issue repeated itself in the 2014 edition, where - with 10 laps to go - he stalled and the starter motor failed, costing him almost certain victory.
Van Gisbergen has so far won 11 races in his V8 Supercar career. They have come at:
|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|
|10||2015 Castrol Gold Coast 600||Surfers Paradise Street Circuit|
|11||2015 Coates Hire Sydney 500||Homebush Street Circuit|
Complete Blancpain Endurance Series results
|2015||Von Ryan Racing||Pro||McLaren 650S GT3||MON
* Season still in progress.
- 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