8 Oct 2010

Van Gisbergen eyes Bathurst as first V8 Supercar win

5:43 am on 8 October 2010

The young New Zealand driver Shane van Gisbergen believes Sunday's Bathurst 1000 represents the best chance of his V8 Supercar career win the Mount Panorama event.

Van Gisbergen's been a strong performer on the Supercar circuit this year, claiming several podium finishes to sit in fifth spot on the championship standings.

That puts him among the likes of four-time Bathurst champ Craig Lowndes and two-time winner Garth Tander below in sixth.

He's made three Bathurst 1000 starts, for a best-place finish of 13th last year but believes his 2010 form suggests something better is on the cards this weekend.

Despite his good form he's still yet to win a V8 Supercar race but firmly believes he can do that at the biggest motorsport event in Australia.

The top 10 shootout is on Saturday before the main event, a 1000km endurance race, on Sunday.