Shane van Gisbergen
|Shane van Gisbergen|
Shane van Gisbergen in 2016
9 May 1989|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Current team||Triple Eight Race Engineering|
|Series championships||1 (2016)|
|2018 Championship position||2nd (2490 pts)*|
Shane van Gisbergen (born 9 May 1989) is a New Zealand racing driver competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He currently drives the No. 97 Holden ZB Commodore for Triple Eight Race Engineering.
Van Gisbergen has also forged a successful GT career, including multiple entries in the 24 Hours of Daytona for Alex Job Racing and competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series for McLaren with Von Ryan Racing and Garage 59. Van Gisbergen, with Álvaro Parente and Jonathon Webb, also won the 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour for Tekno Autosports.
- 1 New Zealand racing history
- 2 Supercars Championship
- 3 GT racing
- 4 Career results
- 4.1 Supercars Championship results
- 4.2 Complete Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup results
- 4.3 Complete Intercontinental GT Challenge Series results
- 4.4 Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results
- 4.5 Complete Bathurst 1000 results
- 4.6 Complete Bathurst 12 Hour results
- 4.7 Complete 24 Hours of Daytona results
- 4.8 Complete Spa 24 Hours results
- 4.9 Complete 12 Hours of Sebring results
- 5 Gallery
- 6 References
- 7 External links
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, van Gisbergen co-drove to the BNT NZ Supertourers Hankook Super Series championship with primary driver Simon Evans. 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.
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. Driving for Team Kiwi Racing, 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. Having impressed in his 2007 races, van Gisbergen was picked up by Stone Brothers Racing in 2008. He would continue with the team for five seasons until 2012, securing a best of fourth in the championship in 2011. In late 2012, he announced a retirement from V8 Supercars, citing mental health issues. He controversially moved to Tekno Autosports for the start of the 2013 season, leading to accusations that he had falsely claimed to be suffering mental health problems to get out of a contract with Erebus Motorsport who purched Stone Brothers Racing. The move to Tekno proved fruitful, with van Gisbergen finishing runner-up in the championship in 2014.
Van Gisbergen has also shown strong pace at the series' most famous race, the Bathurst 1000. He 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. A near-identical 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 and he finished 16th. Van Gisbergen had started the 2014 race from pole position, his first at the event.
In 2016, van Gisbergen moved to the successful Triple Eight Race Engineering team, alongside two of the most successful drivers in series history; Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes. Van Gisbergen won his first race for the team at the Tasmania SuperSprint in 2016, which was also Holden's 500th win in championship history. Alexandre Prémat joined van Gisbergen as co-driver in the Enduro Cup. The pairing went on to win the 2016 Enduro Cup, including three second-place finishes and Prémat's first race victory in the championship at the 2016 Castrol Gold Coast 600 and become the first non Australian drivers combination to win. At Pukekohe, van Gisbergen becomes the first New Zealander to lift the trophy, named in honour of Jason Richards, who died of cancer in 2011 and he admitted the occasion got the better of him after crossing the finish line. He went on to win 8 races that season on the way to clinching the championship with a race to spare. In 2017, Whincup and van Gisbergen under the Red Bull Holden Racing Team banner. At Adelaide, he started his title defence with a commanding double-victory, and remained in contention during the campaign but he finished 4th in the championship.
In 2018, van Gisbergen won both Race 1 and Race 2 at the Adelaide, drove a Holden Commodore ZB. At Townsville, van Gisbergen won at race 18 after Whincup marked the 10th running at race 17. On August 4, van Gisbergen has won the Sydney SuperNight 300, the championship’s first night race in 21 years. After a Safety Car ignited a thrilling final stint battle between Scott McLaughlin and the three Triple Eight Holdens. At Tailem Bend, van Gisbergen dominated the inaugural race at The Bend Motorsport Park, taking a near lights-to-flag win in Race 22, Nissan pair Rick Kelly and Michael Caruso finished a lonely second and third.
Through his connections with Tekno Autosports sponsor Tony Quinn, van Gisbergen's first foray into GT racing was a guest co-drive in Quinn's team in the 2013 Australian GT Championship. In 2014, he entered both the 24 Hours of Daytona and the Bathurst 12 Hour for the first time, the latter again in partnership with Quinn, this time in a McLaren. His Daytona entry was with Alex Job Racing, where he finished 26th overall and sixth in the GTD class. He returned to Daytona in 2015 and 2016 with the team.
Having impressed in previous outings, in 2015 he entered the Blancpain Endurance Series in a McLaren 650S GT3 run by Von Ryan Racing. Racing in conjunction with his V8 Supercars commitments, he was forced to miss one round due to a date clash, however achieved two victories in the four races he entered. The team was dissolved after the 2015 season, and for the 2016 season, van Gisbergen moved to McLaren's new Garage 59 team. He will once again miss the final round of the championship at the Nürburgring in Germany due to the Sandown 500 V8 Supercar race being held on the same weekend. Van Gisbergen won the 2016 season with Côme Ledogar and Rob Bell having won the 3 Hours of Monza and the 1000 km Paul Ricard despite skipping the last round at the Nürburgring due to a clash with his Supercars Championship commitments.
Through his McLaren and Tekno Autosports connections, he drove one of Tekno's factory-supported McLaren 650S GT3s at the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour. In qualifying on Saturday, van Gisbergen set the fastest ever officially recorded lap of the Mount Panorama Circuit to achieve pole position. He went on to set the fastest ever race lap on the way to securing victory alongside Álvaro Parente and Jonathon Webb.
Supercars Championship results
(Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
Complete Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup results
|2014||Von Ryan Racing||Pro Cup||McLaren MP4-12C GT3||MNZ||SIL||PAU||SPA
|2015||Von Ryan Racing||Pro Cup||McLaren 650S GT3||MNZ
|2016||Garage 59||Pro||McLaren 650S GT3||MNZ
Complete Intercontinental GT Challenge Series results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2016||Tekno Autosports||AP||McLaren 650S GT3||BAT
|2017||Scott Taylor Motorsports||P||Mercedes AMG GT3||BAT
Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results
|2014||Alex Job Racing||GTD||Porsche 911 GT America||DAY
|2015||Alex Job Racing||GTD||Porsche 911 GT America||DAY
|2016||Alex Job Racing||GTD||Porsche GT3 R||DAY
|2017||Riley Motorsports - WeatherTech Racing||GTD||Mercedes-AMG GT3||DAY
Complete Bathurst 1000 results
|2007||Team Kiwi Racing||Ford Falcon BF||John McIntyre||DNF||148|
|2008||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon BF||Jonathon Webb||DNF||91|
|2009||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon FG||Alex Davison||13th||161|
|2010||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon FG||John McIntyre||21st||158|
|2011||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon FG||John McIntyre||6th||161|
|2012||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon FG||Luke Youlden||12th||161|
|2013||Tekno Autosports||Holden Commodore VF||Jeroen Bleekemolen||11th||161|
|2014||Tekno Autosports||Holden Commodore VF||Jonathon Webb||16th||158|
|2015||Tekno Autosports||Holden Commodore VF||Jonathon Webb||8th||161|
|2016||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Holden Commodore VF||Alexandre Prémat||2nd||161|
|2017||Triple Eight Race Engineering||Holden Commodore VF||Matthew Campbell||5th||161|
Complete Bathurst 12 Hour results
|2013||VIP Petfoods Racing|| Matt Kingsley
|Porsche 997 GT3-R||A||267||3rd||3rd|
|2014||Darrell Lea|| Andrew Kirkaldy
|McLaren MP4-12C GT3||A||296||4th||4th|
|2016||Tekno Autosports|| Álvaro Parente
|McLaren 650S GT3||AP||297||1st||1st|
|2017||Scott Taylor Motorsports|| Craig Baird
|Mercedes AMG GT3||AA||283||DNF||DNF|
|2018||YNA Autosport|| Côme Ledogar
|McLaren 650S GT3||APP||119||DNF||DNF|
Complete 24 Hours of Daytona results
|2014||Alex Job Racing|| Cooper MacNeil
|Porsche 911 GT America||GTD||656||26th||8th|
|2015||Alex Job Racing|| Cooper MacNeil
|Porsche 911 GT America||GTD||704||12th||2nd|
|2016||Alex Job Racing|| David MacNeil
|Porsche GT3 R||GTD||695||28th||13th|
|2017||Riley Motorsports - WeatherTech Racing|| Cooper MacNeil
Complete Spa 24 Hours results
|2014||Von Ryan Racing|| Tim Mullen
|McLaren MP4-12C GT3||Pro Cup||40||DNF||DNF|
|2015||Von Ryan Racing|| Robert Bell
|McLaren 650S GT3||Pro Cup||457||29th||13th|
|2016||Garage 59|| Robert Bell
|McLaren 650S GT3||Pro||513||31st||19th|
Complete 12 Hours of Sebring results
|2017||Riley Motorsports - WeatherTech Racing|| Cooper MacNeil
- "SVG leads McLaren to Bathurst 12 Hour victory". Speedcafe. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
- Current CV at www.shanevangisbergen.com Retrieved on 15 October 2010
- "Van Gisbergen to join new McLaren GT team". Speed Cafe. 9 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
- McLaren takes win at Paul Ricard
- "Shane van Gisbergen puts Tekno McLaren on Bathurst 12 Hour pole". Autosport. 6 February 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shane van Gisbergen.|
- Official Website
- Profile on Driver DataBase
- Profile on US Racing Reference
- Photo's, articles & Video's on Motorsport.Com
| Winner of the Clipsal 500
| Winner of the Bathurst 12 Hour
(with Álvaro Parente & Jonathon Webb)
| Winner of the Pirtek Enduro Cup
(with Alexandre Prémat)
| Winner of the International V8 Supercars Championship
| Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup
With: Robert Bell
and Côme Ledogar
| Winner of the Clipsal 500