Van Gisbergen wins Supercars

December 4, 2016

Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen has become the first New Zealander to win the Australian Supercar title for 25 years.

Van Gisbergen finished third in 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 first of the two 250km races.

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