, 2022-12-14 13:00:58,
A jam-packed schedule is again in Shane van Gisbergen’s sights as he sets sail on a fourth Supercars title.
Van Gisbergen wrapped up his Supercars season at the VALO Adelaide 500.
However, that wasn’t the end of his racing season, van Gisbergen jetting off to New Zealand to make a competitive Sprint Car debut.
Inclement weather saw the Baypark Speedway event postponed to December 28.
A speedway swing will come before he returns to Australia for pre-season Supercars testing.
He won’t be the only Supercars talent to turn to the dirt in the summer.
Andre Heimgartner, Richie Stanaway and Greg Murphy have been entered in a celebrity charity speedway event at Rotorua Speedway on December 16-17.
“Summer, I’ll keep racing,” van Gisbergen said in Adelaide.
“I need to make sure I’m fresh — we’re only racing 12 times next year.
“I need to keep in a car as much as possible to be as sharp as I can.”
Van Gisbergen’s 2022 was centred on a busy motorsport schedule, be it competing or spectating.
In 42 weeks between Sydney and Adelaide, van Gisbergen had 24 racing commitments.
That featured 13 Supercars rounds, three GT World Challenge Australia rounds, a Bathurst 12 Hour, four rallies and a Le Mans debut.
Van Gisbergen is keen to return to Le Mans — next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, as it was in 2022, is a week before the Darwin round.
Van Gisbergen made his WRC debut in September
He is also keen to race in the Nürburgring 24 Hour race —…
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