Shane van Gisbergen Says Rival Drivers are no Wet-Weather Specialists
Shane van Gisbergen says he looks good in wet-weather V8 Supercar races because his Australian rivals are so bad.
“I don’t like driving in the rain. I’m just more used to it”, said the young Kiwi driver.
“When I was a kid racing go-karts in New Zealand we often ran in the wet. You learn how to get the speed and find the grip.”
He said the real trick is avoiding the regular racing line, which is often buffed smooth and more slippery than less-worn bitumen. There can also be puddles where cars have worn down the racing surface.
Van Gisbergen has a proven track record for performing well in wet conditions. That is why he is the popular pick as the man to beat in his Holden Commodore for the final leg of the Sydney Motorsport Park Supersprint on Sunday.
Article Source: news.com.au, August 23, 2015.
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