Shane Van Gisbergen

Role: Driver Car #97

Joined Triple Eight: 2016

Best known as: SVG

A hop, skip and jump across the ditch, this Kiwi bird flew the coop and made his way down under, casually winning the 2016 Supercars Drivers Championship in his very first year with Triple Eight Race Engineering. Talk about a first impression.

Drift King and master of the burnout, SVG showed he was a force to be reckoned with in 2016, also bringing home the PIRTEK Enduro Cup and the Jason Richards Trophy.

We are pretty sure he goes home at night and sleeps on a pile of silverware (we’ve seen Snapchats), but if one thing is for certain, this Kiwi ain’t stopping anytime soon.

When he isn’t travelling the world to get to another race track he’s… well, no, he’s doing that. If it’s got four wheels and an engine, you can bet an ice cold Red Bull on it that he’s driven it.