Supercars champion Shane van Gisbergen is set to make his debut in the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend.
The New Zealander is excited to finally contest the famed twice-around-the-clock endurance classic after his two previous attempts were scuttled by COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Van Gisbergen will partner Brazilian GT ace Felipe Fraga and British Formula E star Sam Bird in a Ferrari 488 in the GTE Pro class.
He drove the famous La Sarthe circuit in anger for the first time in Sunday’s pre-race test day and will begin his preparations in earnest in opening practice late Wednesday Australian time.
Van Gisbergen’s gun teammate Fraga set the GTE pace in the test as the versatile Kiwi logged valuable familiarisation laps.
Ahead of his Le Mans debut, van Gisbergen admitted on the latest PARKED UP PLUS podcast that he was stepping into the unknown.
PARKED UP PLUS also has the latest on van Gisbergen’s delayed TransAm campaign.
Plus, the podcast reveals backyard Bathurst 1000 wildcard team owner Michael Anderson’s grand co-driver plan. As well, there’s the latest on the Sandown and New Zealand Supercars events.
Listen to the podcast here: