Van Gisbergen’s exit from Supercars was all however a formality, with Triple Eight managing director Jamie Whincup stating in July that he won’t stand in the way of the Kiwi after he revealed his intention to make a full-time transfer to NASCAR within the wake of his Cup Sequence victory in Chicago.
Regardless of Van Gisbergen formally being contracted till 2024, Triple Eight has agreed to grant the 33-year-old an early launch, with the information of his departure arriving on Wednesday.
It marks the tip of van Gisbergen’s seven-year stint on the powerhouse Supercars squad, throughout which he established himself as some of the profitable drivers within the collection’ latest historical past with three title successes in 2016, 2021 and 2022.
The Kiwi additionally has a shot at bowing out of Supercars with a fourth championship, as he at present sits third within the title and solely 54 factors adrift of the highest spot with 5 rounds remaining.
Van Gisbergen can be changed at T8 in 2024 by 25-year-old Brown, who himself secured an early exit from his Erebus contract last week having initially been meant to remain on the Melbourne-based staff till the tip of the 2024 marketing campaign.
Brown has signed a three-year take care of T8, preserving him with the Chevrolet squad till the tip of the 2026 season.
Shane van Gisbergen, Triple Eight Race Engineering Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Photograph by: Edge Photographics
“As we’ve made clear from the very begin, Triple Eight wholeheartedly helps SVG’s determination to showcase his world class expertise overseas and we sit up for watching him proceed to tear up the observe like we witnessed in Chicago final month,” the staff stated in an announcement.
“Will has been on our radar for a few years since he was driving an ex-Triple Eight automotive within the Super2 championship.
“He’s thrilling to look at on observe, very personable and most significantly, a very good match to our Triple Eight tradition.
“The actual fact Broc and him grew up racing collectively and are buddies away from the circuit is a bonus.
“In fact, we nonetheless have a combat on our arms to win the Drivers’ and Groups’ Championships this season, and that is still Triple Eight’s rapid focus.”