Monday, 5 December 2016

Van Gisbergen wins Supercars

Super cars driver Shane van Gisbergen has become the first New Zealander to win the Australian Super car title for 25 years.

Van Gisbergen finished third n the second to last race of the season. The result gave him enough points to claim the title from the race winner Jamie Whincup. It was a dramatic race for van Gisbergen, who started from pole position before falling back to 22nd after being forced to drive through the pit lane as a penalty for contact with another car.

The 27- year old clawed his way back through the field in the last 20 laps, however, to claim the title. The kiwi had a 148 point advantage over Red Bull Racing teammate Whincup going into the final two races at Sydney Olympic Park, Needing fifth or better to wrap up the title in the of first two 250km races.

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