Shane Van Gisbergen edged out an impressive win at the Adelaide 500 to mark the beginning of the 2018 Supercars season. That meant the new ZB Holden Commodore Supercar scored double wins for its debut race weekend!


Starting off the 2018 season with a bang, Red Bull Holden Racing Team nabbed the top spot for both Race 1 and Race 2, with Shane Van Gisbergen behind the wheel of the brand new ZB Holden Commodore Supercar.


Thanks to some outstanding driving, SVG earned himself a great start to the race weekend, edging out Scott McLaughlin by 0.4 of a second and managing a pole position start for Race 1.

What at first appeared to be smooth sailing for SVG to the chequered flag was later hindered by three safety car incidents in rapid succession after 52 laps of uninterrupted action. It was a minor setback however, with SVG climbing back up to the top spot with some hard driving after losing three places in the fray. He ultimately came out on top to conclude the first race of the Adelaide weekend.


The second half of the race weekend saw SVG earn a second place start in qualifying, missing out on pole position by just a tenth of a second to DJR Penske’s Scott McLaughlin. His Red Bull Racing teammate, Jamie Whincup managed to place third in qualifying, slotting in behind SVG.

The race kicked off with Whincup snatching the lead with SVG following a close second and McLaughlin falling to third place.

After having to follow Whincup for a large portion of the race, SVG inherited the lead position after Whincup encountered gearbox gremlins, and had to limp back to the pits.

McLaughlin also found himself in similar strife, suffering a puncture on the 26th lap, forcing him down to 10th position.


The closing moments of Adelaide’s second race for weekend saw SVG coming under pressure from David Reynolds. However, SVG held out all the way to the chequered flag and took out his second win for the weekend. Undoubtedly, it was a great start for the 2018 season for the New Zealand native, Red Bull Holden Racing Team and the new Holden ZB Commodore.


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