HE'S won the Bathurst 1000, the Bathurst 500 and now Shane van Gisbergen has added a Bathurst 6 Hour to his glowing resume.
The in-form Supercars star of Australian racing wasn't going to be stopped by a five second post-race penalty in Sunday's 6 Hour, storming to victory by 12.8 seconds over Tim Leahey.
He claimed the win from pole position in his BMW M4 alongside Team Prestige Connex co-drivers Shane Smollen and Rob Rubis.
Van Gisbergen's victory sees him join Paul Morris as the only winners of the 'Bathurst Triple Crown' (1000, 12 Hour and 6 Hour).
Van Gisbergen had to sprint hard across the last 40 minute green flag session due to a five second penalty the team picked up earlier in the day after an overtake was made by their car under safety car conditions.
But the red-hot van Gisbergen showed the sort of driving skills that have seen him remain unbeaten through two rounds of the 2021 Supercars Championship.
Van Gisbergen said completing the Bathurst treble is something he'll likely look back on with great fondness later in his career.
"It's something that I'll probably look back on in 10 to 15 years and feel really proud of but at the moment I'm just stoked to win a race," he said.
"My team were awesome. Rob and Shane did a great job. Winning another race up here is always a great feeling.
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"I had to push at the end to get that gap up, just in case there was another safety car. That was hanging over our heads for most of the race. It was a shame that we couldn't do a drive through to clear it but it all worked out in the end.
"We all started with a driving style to save brakes during the race because we didn't plan to do a pad change. I pushed in the last stint and the brakes still felt really good. That early saving of the brakes meant we had plenty left at the end."
Smollen and Rubis kept their BMW prominent through the opening half of the event, putting van Gisbergen in prime position to fight for race honours.
The team sat second behind Tim Slade after the last round of pit stops.
Slade was on the verge of completing what would be a big comeback victory after his team fell a lap behind earlier in the race due to a blown tyre.
But sadly for his team another tyre issue forced him back into the pits.
From there the question was whether Leahey could stay within five seconds of van Gisbergen while simultaneously fending off the challenge behind him from David Russell.
Leahey managed to keep Russell at bay in an exciting fight for the runner-up spot but he couldn't keep pace with van Gisbergen.
Leahey claimed the runner-up trophy alongside Beric Lynton while Russell finished third with his co-driver Grant Sherrin.
Slade managed to fight his way back into fourth place alongside his co-driver Bradley Carr.
Fifth place - and victory in the A2 Class - went to Paul Morris, George Miedecke and Brodie Kostecki.
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