Shane van Gisbergen


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1989 (33 years old)

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Shane Robert van Gisbergen (born 9 May 1989) is a New Zealand racing driver who competes in the Repco 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.

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.

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van Gisbergen on the 2011 Sydney 500 podium

van Gisbergen at the 2017 Sydney Motorsport Park

van Gisbergen took his first victory of 2018 at the Sydney SuperNight 300 in 21 years.
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. He controversially moved to Tekno Autosports for the start of the 2013 Season. 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. On September 16, at Sandown. Van Gisbergen finished 2nd alongside Earl Bamber, who is a double Le Mans 24 Hours winner. Van Gisbergen managed to controversially escape a penalty for spinning his wheels during a pit stop at the Auckland SuperSprint at Pukekohe. At Newcastle, van Gisbergen has been handed a 25-second post-race penalty, which has seen his Saturday win in Newcastle stripped. Stewards confirmed the time penalty on Sunday morning following Saturday night’s investigation into an alleged refuelling breach at his's third pitstop, which was taken under the safety car and dropping to fifth in the race result. With the win now McLaughlin. Van Gisbergen finished second at race 31 and in the points standings.

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