Bathurst wins bring mixed emotions to Shane Van Gisbergen
Personally Shane Van Gisbergen is on cloud nine, but the Supercars star admits the aerodynamic set up of the championship’s vehicles is making exciting racing tough to produce.
Van Gisbergen claimed a confident win in Sunday’s 250-kilometre sprint race at Bathurst to make it two from two on the championship’s opening weekend.
A pit stop strategy allowed the Red Bull Ampol Racing star to get the jump on Ford’s Cameron Waters in the 40-lap race after the Tickford Racing driver had snatched the lead off the start line from Van Gisbergen.
The New Zealander admitted without his team finding a way for him to leapfrog Waters via pit lane, it would have been impossible to try to overtake the Ford star on the track.
‘That middle stint was one of the coolest bits of driving I’ve ever had in a race car’