Albert Park Supercars: Van Gisbergen sweeps Saturday
Polesitter Anton De Pasquale made a excellent originate as a lot as the flee, bolting from pole and fleet establishing a 1s gap over teammate Will Davison.
On the opposite hand his early onerous work turn out to be once undone at the initiating up of Lap 4 when he locked a brake into Turn 1, ran huge, and dropped help to third gradual Davison and David Reynolds and gorgeous before a stalking van Gisbergen.
Davison surrendered the lead at the tip of the same lap to prefer his fundamental service and swap to the onerous compound Dunlops.
De Pasquale did likewise a lap later, followed by Reynolds a lap later all yet again, rapidly after he’d been handed for the flee lead by van Gisbergen.
The Red Bull Holden driver done the stops for the lead personnel on Lap 7, resuming gradual Davison and subsequent to De Pasquale.
As he and De Pasquale squabbled over computer screen predicament the Shell Ford driver turn out to be once shuffled huge at Turn 3, which helped Reynolds sneak help into what turn out to be once effectively third predicament.
Van Gisbergen then turned his consideration to Davison and fleet stumbled on his procedure onto the help bumper of the effective leader.
Then, on Lap 11, he carried out a excellent plod at Turn 5 to prefer over a lead he would resolve until the tip of the flee.
“My car is a jet,” acknowledged van Gisbergen. “I will’t thank [the team] ample.
“Or not it is so savory this weekend, gorgeous pushing and pushing. There is some approved racing, this computer screen is superior for racing and passing. With any luck it turn out to be once a approved display.”
After losing the lead, Davison spent loads of the 2nd stint below stress from Reynolds. On the opposite hand the DJR driver turn out to be once able to extinguish ample to resolve his Grove Racing rival at bay as the pair rounded out the podium.
De Pasquale came home a lonely fourth followed by Chaz Mostert and Broc Feeney.
Tim Slade turn out to be once seventh before Cam Waters, James Courtney and Garry Jacobson, who banked his 2nd High 10 of the day.
There’ll be a closing Supercars flee the next day to come before the Australian Enormous Prix.