V8 Supercars star is latest ‘Ask a Pro’

Wednesday 11th March, 2015 - 9:26am

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thumbShane Van Gisbergen, one of the stars of the V8 Supercars Championship, is the latest Online Driving Instructor for SAFEisFAST.com.

V8 Supercars is one of the most popular sports in Australia and its reputation is growing worldwide. Van Gisbergen is tipped to be one of the main challengers for this year’s title.

The 25-year-old New Zealander began his racing life riding ATVs on motocross tracks and driving quarter midgets on speedway ovals, before enjoying a successful stint in karts.

He went on to win the 2006 New Zealand Formula Ford Championship and finished a close second in the 2007 Toyota Racing Series.

He made his V8 Supercar debut when he was just 18-years-old in 2007.

In 2013, he signed for TEKNO Autosports.

Last season he raced his Holden VF Comodore to a career-high second in the championship, winning an impressive eight races along the way.

In 2015 he will split his time between the V8 Supercars and racing for the McLaren factory team in GT competitions.

For the 2016 season he has already signed to race for Red Bull Racing Australia as part of a three car entry from Triple Eight Engineering.

Questions for him can be submitted here

About SAFEisFAST.com

SAFEisFAST.com presented by Honda Performance Development is a free online resource offering video tutorials on safety, fitness, mental skills, race craft, career development, sponsorship, marketing and more to assist the careers of drivers in all forms of racing.

Will Power is the latest in a long list of expert motor sport professionals to serve as an Online Instructor, including Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, Indy 500 winners Dario Franchitti and Gil de Ferran and two-time Le Mans winner Alexander Wurz.

Since its launch, there have been over one million views of the online tutorials, from visitors representing more than 160 countries.