Shane van Gisbergen expects to fight his two teammates for the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship until the end of the season – and emphasises fans shouldn’t count Craig Lowndes out of the contest.
Much focus has been on the intra-team battle between Red Bull Racing Australia’s van Gisbergen and six-time champ Jamie Whincup, but the quick Kiwi is just as focused on Lowndes as a threat.
His older teammate – who is run in the TeamVortex garage next door to the Bulls, housed with TEKNO – was strong at last round Queensland Raceway, notching up his 12th career win at the circuit in a Supercar, and his second for the season.
Van Gisbergen told journalist Mark Fogarty Lowndes is “definitely” in the title fight – it’s not just the two Bulls.
“He’s part of the team, he does every been completely different and much nicer to drive.”
Van Gisbergen has raced at the Spa 24 Hours since the last Supercars event, with the Red Rooster Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint later this month from August 26-28.
Stay tuned to supercars.com for ‘Foges’ full interview with the title front-runner.