The Supercars Championship gets back underway this weekend after more than three months away from the track.
Shane van Gisbergen has taken 11 of the 19 race wins to date giving him a 297 point lead in the championship over teammate Jamie Whincup.
Many teams including Triple Eight Race Engineering have been able to return to the track for test days before they return to racing.
Van Gisbergen spoke to Newstalk ZB’s Sportstalk, about the series’ return to racing.
“We went testing last week or week before which was quite good but yeah ready to go again,” van Gisbergen said.
“It’s been a bit of a wait but it should be good, we’ve got five races in six weeks so it’s a pretty intense finish to the season but they’ve done well with finding something for us.”
The extended break in the season has led some to ask what will happen and if it will take long to get back into the groove when the drivers hit the track again this weekend.
“No idea but it should be fine, you just have to remember that everyone’s in the same boat I guess. I think the format is three races for this weekend so it should be good,” van Gisbergen said.
This weekend’s Sydney Supernight, is the first of four consecutive race weekends at Sydney Motorsport Park (SMP), with a week break and then the final round at Bathurst.
Van Gisbergen has been strong at SMP in the past, with four previous race wins, though he only claimed a second in last year’s two back to back events which were dominated by Scott McLaughlin.
However, ‘SVG’ hasn’t had the same success in qualifying, not having qualified on pole at SMP in the past.
The series will be back on track for three races this weekend, with practice one starting at 5.50 pm tonight.