Shane van Gisbergen and Alex Premat have become the first non Australian driver combination to win the PIRTEK Enduro Cup after finishing second today at the Castrol Gold Coast 600.
The Red Bull Racing Australia pairing finished second in three of the four PIRTEK Enduro Cup races and won yesterday to be the most dominant force in the endurance specification of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
In the end, van Gisbergen and Premat won the Cup by 159 points over Bathurst 1000 Champions Will Davison and Jonathon Webb who have had a stunning PIRTEK Enduro Cup.
Third placing was today’s podium finishers, Volvo’s Scott McLaughlin and David Wall who too had a stellar PIRTEK Enduro Cup campaign.
Red Bull Racing Australia’s record in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup is nothing short of extraordinary – winning three of the four Cups held in Supercars’ history.
Such was their dominance this year, that three of the top five cars were from the Triple Eight Race Engineering team, with a customer car – that of the Tekno Autosport team – also inside the top five.
Van Gisbergen is now the most successful podium place-getter in PIRTEK Enduro Cup history, eclipsing double Cup Champion Warren Luff with eight podiums, whilst Whincup and Dumbrell have pulled clear of Jonathon Webb as the most successful race winners in Cup history with four apiece.
Holden is the only manufacturer to have won the PIRTEK Enduro Cup and after this weekend and has extended its wins to 12 individual race wins.
Through his consistency in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup , van Gisbergen has opened his lead in the Championship overall.