V8SC: Shane van Gisbergen Claims Redemption; Erases Bathurst Pain With Gold Coast Win

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SURFERS PARADISE, Queensland, Australia — official release — V8SC photo —

Shane van Gisbergen seemed certain to win the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 but left Mount Panorama completely devastated after his car stalled on the final pit stop.

Thirteen days later, he can at least forget at least some of that pain.

Van Gisbergen and co-driver Jonathon Webb scored the victory they might well have deserved at Bathurst in the Saturday portion of the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600, driving the Tekno VIP Petfood’s Holden Commodore on the streets of Surfers Paradise.

In what was a war of strategy and survival, Van Gisbergen, who started from ARMOR ALL Pole Position, lasted with a very fast car and a cool head.

He beat home Jamie Whincup (Paul Dumbrell), who he diced with in one of the best finishes seen at the event a few years back, with Supercheap Auto Racing’s Tim Slade (Tony D’Alberto) bringing his Commodore home third after a year of horrendous bad luck.

Slade and D’Alberto were given the podium back after Pepsi Max Crew’s Mark Winterbottom passed him on the final corner. Winterbottom was deemed to have pushed Slade out of the way in order to pass with officials stripping the third place from the FPR team.

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