3 May 2010

Van Gisbergen second in Queensland and third overall

4:07 pm on 3 May 2010

The young New Zealand driver Shane van Gisbergen was back to his podium best at the fifth round of this year's V8 Supercar championship series in Queensland over the weekend, finishing second overall to the winner James Courtney.

The 20-year-old set the second quickest lap time in the first qualifying session and the third best lap time - behind Holden's Garth Tander and James Courtney - in the Top Ten Shootout, before finishing third behind Courtney and Craig Lowndes in the first race.

He was fourth in qualifying behind Jamie Whincup, Courtney and Lowndes, then third in the race behind Courtney and Tander.

That's taken van Gisbergen from fifth to third in the series points standings behind Whincup and Courtney, with the former champion Garth Tander fourth.