Shane van Gisbergen admits he is “pretty nervous” about his bid for a second Supercars title, but says he is trying to ignore external pressure. Van Gisbergen won the crown in 2016 in his first season in a Red Bull Holden, and heads to this year’s finale 14 points behind Scott McLaughlin. Both drivers took […]

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DJR Team Penske and Ford Performance have hailed a ‘faultless’ first test for the new Mustang Supercar at Queensland Raceway. The team undertook the first of its three homologation tests today at the Ipswich venue, with Scott McLaughlin and Fabian Coulthard taking turns behind the wheel. DJRTP reported the Mustang ‘ran faultlessly’, and managing director […]

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In a string of controversies surrounding the Red Bull Holden Racing Team at Pukekohe, the most trivial of all stirred some of the most heated reaction. After defeating title rival Scott McLaughlin in the Saturday race, Shane van Gisbergen parked so close to the Shell Ford in parc ferme that McLaughlin could not exit his […]

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One of New Zealand’s largest motorsport events turned sour overnight after a break-in at a support tent where several expensive supercars were stored. Police said tools and a support vehicle were stolen in the burglary at the ITM Auckland SuperSprint event in Pukekohe. District prevention manager Inspector Matt Srhoj said officers were alerted to the […]

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Scott McLaughlin has withstood a stern challenge from Jamie Whincup to win the second leg of the ITM Auckland SuperSprint and extend his Supercars Championship lead. The Shell V-Power Racing driver jumped Whincup at the final pitstops, as strategies played out, and kept him at bay on the run home. He duly took an eighth […]

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Shane van Gisbergen has provisionally closed on Scott McLaughlin in the Supercars Championship, after beating his title rival to victory in the ITM Auckland SuperSprint opener. The Red Bull Holden Racing Team driver crossed the line first at Pukekohe after passing McLaughlin on-track twice, and despite being handed a late five-second penalty. Van Gisbergen is, […]

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Shane van Gisbergen expects his Supercars championship battle with Scott McLaughlin will be decided by who makes the least mistakes over the final two events. McLaughlin leads the way by just 14 points after capitalising on his rival’s rough Gold Coast to return to the top for the first time since Tailem Bend in August. […]

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Nissan Motorsport’s Andre Heimgartner expects to learn about his Supercars future in the coming weeks, but says he’s “not too stressed” about the outcome. Heimgartner returned to the main game full-time in 2018 for his third season, replacing the now-retired Todd Kelly. Sitting 19th in the standings, Heimgartner along with team-mate Michael Caruso have uncertain […]

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As the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship turns its focus to the ITM Auckland SuperSprint, co-drivers withdraw from the spotlight for another year. Some do so with silverware, many are already looking ahead to 2019 while some have ’18 other racing programs still to complete. But not all co-driver performances were built equal across the Sandown, […]

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Title contender Shane van Gisbergen has called for more scheduling flexibility at Supercars events after the second leg of the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 was abandoned due to a storm. The weather, which had been forecast for the afternoon, hit less than a third of the way through, triggering a race suspension 37 laps into the scheduled 102-lap […]

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