Shane van Gisbergen is a professional racing driver from New Zealand competes in the Supercars Championship, driving the Number 97 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 car for Triple Eight Race Engineering.
Shane van Gisbergen boasts an impressive racing career, clinching victory at the Bathurst 1000 three times in 2020, 2022, and 2023. In a significant move for his career, van Gisbergen revealed his collaboration with Track house Racing for the 2024 NASCAR season, where he will compete across three different NASCAR series.
Beyond his Supercars achievements, van Gisbergen has made a mark in GT Racing. Notably, he triumphed at the 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour alongside Alvaro Parente and Jonathon Webb in the McLaren 650S GT3. He also clinched the 2016 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup title, secured a third-place finish overall in the 2016 Intercontinental GT Challenge, and came in second place in the GTD class at the 2015 24 Hours of Daytona.
Van Gisbergen made history in his NASCAR Cup Series debut at the 2023 Grant Park 220 in Chicago, driving the No. 91 car for Trackhouse Racing. His victory marked a milestone, making him the first driver to win their NASCAR Cup Series debut since Indy car racer Johnny Rutherford in the 1963 Daytona 500 qualifier. Notably, he became only the seventh driver in NASCAR history to achieve this feat and the first New Zealander to win in the Cup Series.
Age- 34 years
Height- 1.88 m
Weight- 80 kg
Full name-Shane Robert van Gisbergen
Born- 9 May 1989
Birthplace-Auckland, New Zealand
Profession-New Zealand motorsports racing driver
Nationality- New Zealand
2022 position-1st (3523 pts)
Current teams-Chevrolet Motorsport, Chevrolet Camping World Truck Series racing manufacturer team
Shane Van Gisbergen’s parents are Robert van Gisbergen and Karen Wallace.
Shane van Gisbergen, is in a relationship with Jessica Dane, who was born on August 14, 1990, She is the daughter of Ronald Dane, an Irish-Australian automotive businessman.
After participating in Motocross, Quarter Midgets, and karts from 1998 to 2004, van Gisbergen achieved a notable third place in the 2004/2005 New Zealand Formula First Championship, earning him the Rookie of the Year award. He had previously earned a Speedsport Star of Tomorrow Scholarship. Van Gisbergen’s victory in the 2005/06 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship, coupled with another Rookie of the Year title, was followed by a second-place finish in the 2006/07 Toyota Racing Series.
In 2014, he co-drove with primary driver Simon Evans to clinch the BNT NZ Supertourers Hankook Super Series championship for Team Kiwi Racing. Van Gisbergen made his mark in V8 Supercars, starting at the Jim Beam 400 at Oran Park Raceway in Round 8 of 2007. His impressive performance led to his recruitment by Stone Brothers Racing in 2008, where he stayed for five seasons until 2012, achieving his best result of fourth place in the championship in 2011. Despite initially announcing his departure from V8 Supercars in late 2012, he later moved to Tekno Autosports at the beginning of the 2013 season, facing legal challenges due to contract issues.
The transition to Tekno Autosports proved successful, as van Gisbergen finished as the championship runner-up in 2014. In 2016, he joined the Triple Eight Race Engineering team, alongside series legends Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes. Van Gisbergen celebrated his first victory for the team at the Tasmania SuperSprint in 2016. Continuing his success, he won both Race 1 and Race 2 at Adelaide in 2018, driving a Holden Commodore ZB. He also secured victories at Townsville and the Sydney SuperNight 300, displaying his prowess on the track.
In the 2018 Newcastle race, van Gisbergen faced a setback when he received a 25-second post-race penalty due to a refueling breach during his third pitstop. As a result, Scott McLaughlin was declared the winner of the race, while van Gisbergen finished second in race 31 and in the overall points standings.
In a poignant moment in 2022, van Gisbergen achieved victory at the Bathurst 1000 alongside Garth Tander. This triumph marked a significant milestone as it turned out to be the final race for Holden after the manufacturer was closed by GM.
Net Worth 2023
Shane van Gisbergen’s estimated net worth of $7 million.
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Shane van Gisbergen wins Bathurst 1000 for third time at Mount Panorama
Shane van Gisbergen, in a remarkable feat, concluded his Supercars career as a three-time Bathurst 1000 champion, achieving the distinction of being the first driver in 15 years to secure back-to-back wins at Mount Panorama. Van Gisbergen, alongside his teammate Richie Stanaway, dominated the Bathurst race, clocking a time of 6 hours, 7 minutes, and 7.496 seconds in their Triple Eight/Chevrolet.
They outperformed the competition, particularly the red-hot favorite Brodie Kostecki, who started from pole position but was eventually defeated by almost 20 seconds. This victory marked the first time an all-New Zealand pair had claimed the title since Greg Murphy and Steven Richards in 1999, adding to the significance of the achievement. The race witnessed a thrilling battle, with van Gisbergen’s experience and skill prevailing over the 161-lap marathon, captivating the audience, which happened to be the third-largest crowd in Bathurst history. Van Gisbergen’s triumph echoes the last consecutive victory at Bathurst, achieved by Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes in 2008.