Nineteen-year-old Kiwi will have a fresh car for this weekend's V8 Supercar round on his home track in Queensland.
Teenaged Kiwi racing driver, Shane van Gisbergen, has a new Ford Falcon for this weekend’s Australian V8 Supercar Championship round at Queensland Raceway.
He’ll drive the ex-Jeld-Wen Motorsport Falcon that has been rebuilt after crashing heavily at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide earlier this year.
Stone Brothers Racing stripped and repaired the BF Falcon over the past four months. Final work was completed on the car this week.
Before the Clipsal crash, the Falcon had done only nine races, driven by James Courtney.
Van Gisbergen says the new car will be “a bit different” from the one he’s raced so far this year.
“But I don’t really know how much different until we practise on Friday. The major thing will be getting used to the new seating position towards the centre of the car.
“Everyone is really excited about getting this car back on the track. It will be good to be closer to James’ car with set ups.
“Queensland Raceway is probably the circuit that I have the most experience at so we’ll be able to get straight into it on Friday (it’s the Stone Brothers outfit’s home track.
“We’ll have the same goals as normal, to be inside the top 15 after qualifying and get a result in the top 10. With any luck that’ll have us inside the top 10 in the championship at the end of the weekend.”