Shane van Gisbergen rewrote the record books on his way to his third Supercars championship win in 2022. His achievements in Supercars and across other motorsport categories and disciplines in recent years showcase one of the most naturally-gifted drivers at the peak of his powers, as we examine in SupercarXtra Magazine issue #127.
Van Gisbergen’s 2022 Supercars season alone is one for the record books: a third Supercars championship win, second Bathurst 1000 victory and the most race wins in a single season. But it’s his achievements in other categories and disciplines on top of his Supercars results that makes his run of form even more incredible.
Outside of Supercars in 2022, van Gisbergen finished on the podium in the Bathurst 12 Hour; scored race wins in the GT World Challenge Australia; claimed fifth in class on debut in the 24 Hours of Le Mans; took a podium in the Australian Rally Championship; and ninth place overall and third in class in his World Rally Championship debut in Rally New Zealand.
The Auckland-born racer’s resume now includes success in Supercars, sportscars, rallying and open-wheelers. But it’s in Supercars where he is the clear leader of the pack, finishing in the top 10 in the championship standings in each season since 2010, across three teams and two manufacturers, with top-three finishes in the last five seasons, with two Bathurst 1000 wins and three championship wins from his seven seasons with Triple Eight Race Engineering.