Shane van Gisbergen made a late-race go on Garth Tander to provide Triple Eight Engineering its maiden win in Fanatec GT World Problem Australia powered by AWS within the first race of the weekend at Mt. Panorama.
The Kiwi, who’s on a five-race win streak in Supercars competitors, muscled his No. 888 Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo across the pole-sitting Melbourne Efficiency Centre Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo with lower than 9 minutes remaining within the 60-minute dash Saturday in Bathurst.
Van Gisbergen and Tander went side-by-side up Mountain Straight, though van Gisbergen managed to take the place and lengthen the margin to five.65 seconds by the checkered flag.
He shard high honors with Prince Jefri Ibrahim, who ran contained in the top-ten in his opening stint on the Mountain.
Having led from pole, the No. 777 Audi of Yasser Shahin held off a formidable early race problem from Brett Hobson’s Trophy class Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 till the spherical of pit stops.
The No. 24 Audi Evo of Chas Mostert misplaced out on an opportunity of potential victory after being compelled to serve a stop-and-go penalty for not assembly the automotive’s 105-second pit cease delta.
It initially dropped Mostert from second to sixth though a late cost noticed the Supercars star rebound to 3rd ultimately, because of a last-lap go on the Trophy class-winning No. 55 Audi R8 LMS extremely of Brad Schumacher.
The No. 4 Porsche 911 GT3 R of Stephen and Brenton Grove accomplished the top-five total, regardless of having served a five-second further maintain throughout its pit cease for a begin infringement.
Adrian Deitz and David Wall took their Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo to a sixth place outcome forward of Hobson, who light to eighth within the Nissan.
All 17 starters had been categorised on the finish of the race, which ran with none main incident or security automotive interval.
The second and ultimate race of the weekend will get underway Sunday at 8:50 a.m. native time (Saturday, 6:50 p.m. ET) with stay protection on SRO’s GT World YouTube web page.