10 Mar 2015

Van Gisbergen to race for McLaren GT

11:54 am on 10 March 2015

The New Zealand motor racing driver Shane van Gisbergen has joined the McLaren GT factory team for 2015.

Shane van Gisbergen

Shane van Gisbergen Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Van Gisbergen was runner-up in last year's Australian V8 Supercars Championship.

McLaren hasn't released a schedule for the 25-year-old, but it is expected it will work around this year's Australian V8 series.

McLaren GT managing director Andrew Kirkaldy told the team's website that van Gisbergen showed some real talent in the car last year and they're confident he can recreate that success in Europe.

McLaren GT have also signed Brazilian former Formula One driver Bruno Senna.

Van Gisbergen finished second in the GT class at the Daytona 24 Hour race earlier this year.

He will race for Team Tekno in this year's Australian V8 Championship before heading to the Triple Eight Racing team next year.