Supercars championship leader Shane Van Gisbergen has undergone surgery on his collarbone after a mountain biking accident but is still expected to contest the next round later this month.
The New Zealand star, who won both of the races at the season-opening event in Bathurst last month, underwent surgery in Brisbane following the accident on Saturday morning.
Van Gisbergen, 31, had a plate inserted during the procedure and his Red Bull Ampol Racing team confirmed he'll sit out the debut round of the GT World Challenge Australia series at Phillip Island where he was scheduled to race next weekend.
Instead, the team want him to take the full two weeks before the Supercars championship resumes at the Sandown SuperSprint to recover before getting back behind the wheel.
In his place, Supercars teammate Jamie Whincup will join Johor prince Jefri Ibrahim in the 888 AMG GT3 Evo at Phillip Island.
The Sandown SuperSprint will be held on March 20 and 21.
Australian Associated Press