The Kiwi has kicked off a full-time transition to the NASCAR system which can come into impact subsequent 12 months.
He’ll make two begins within the States this weekend, firstly within the Truck Sequence later at present (native time) at Indianapolis Raceway Park, earlier than a second Cup Sequence look on the Indianapolis street course on Sunday.
Talking to media within the lead-up to these races, van Gisbergen hinted at an absence of enjoyable in Supercars in the mean time.
The three-time sequence champion has been lengthy been vocal about his dislike of the brand new Gen3 automobiles, which he feels restrict driver enter and put a premium on set-up.
He expanded on these ideas whereas showing on the newest episode of the Dale Jr Obtain podcast.
“It has been a little bit of a wrestle [in Supercars] with how the sequence is in the mean time,” van Gisbergen instructed host Dale Earnhardt Jr. “It is not as satisfying.
“It is simply the brand new automobile and stuff, and there is a lot background…
“They modified [the car]. An entire new chassis and idea. Everybody is identical, identical elements.
Shane van Gisbergen, Triple Eight Race Engineering Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
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“The qualifying there may be superior, however the racing sucks. It is so boring. You are driving round at 30 per cent attempting to maintain the tyres and everyone is simply following one another.
“All of the elements are the identical and the automobile has a really slim set-up window. Everyone seems to be operating the identical arrange, mainly. And there is a minimal tyre strain of 17 kilos [per square inch]. So everybody goes out at 17 [psi], [the tyres] come on on the identical time, drive round on the identical tempo.
“The tyre simply explodes as a result of it is operating too excessive. And also you simply comply with one another round.
“It is mind-numbing. I got here right here [to NASCAR] and the race is only a hustle the entire time, you are driving flat out. That is what I really like.”
Van Gisbergen conceded that the Gen3 platform will enhance over time, however that, after two dominant years to shut out the Gen2 period, he feels that is the correct time to make the Stateside change.
“Essentially it is an superior automobile, it wants time and adjustments,” he mentioned.
“It’ll come, however I do not know, you undergo such a excessive in your profession and now, I do not know… now is an efficient time [to switch].”
Van Gisbergen additionally revealed that, regardless of having a 12 months to run on his Triple Eight contract, there was encouragement from throughout the workforce possession group to move to NASCAR subsequent 12 months after his shock Chicago win.
“My workforce is superior,” he mentioned. “All the bosses you converse to, from the principle one I acquired a textual content after the [Chicago] race, he is like, ‘you have to recover from there subsequent 12 months’.
“They’re totally supportive, which is superior. However there’s acquired to be one other driver to fill the seat.”
That driver will likely be Will Brown, Erebus at present confirming that it has granted Brown an early exit from his contract to take the drive.