Starting fourth on the grid, van Gisbergen arrange the victory with a sensible begin and a few aggressive automotive placement on the best way into Turn 2. While pole-sitter Nick Percat and Scott McLaughlin each ran down the within into the gradual right-hander, van Gisbergen ran a excessive line and popped out in between the highest two.
After a handful of laps sitting behind Percat, van Gisbergen charged into the lead on the final nook on Lap 7.
Once in entrance there was no stopping the Kiwi, van Gisbergen cruising to his first race win of the season, and a record-setting two hundredth for Triple Eight Race Engineering, by greater than 8s.
“Man it feels good,” stated van Gisbergen of breaking his personal drought.
“The weeks we’ve had, my crew’s never given up. We smoked them, it was awesome. 200 wins for Triple Eight, what a great feeling.”
McLaughlin completed second, holding off title rival Jamie Whincup who got here residence sturdy within the second stint.
That helped McLaughlin barely lengthen his sequence lead, the Penske Ford driver now 149 factors to the nice.
Percat slipped again to fourth, the Brad Jones Racing driver working lengthy in his first stint. It meant he had good rubber high quality on the finish, and will have inflicted some harm had their been a late Safety Car. However with out a warning he was unable to work again into the struggle for the rostrum.
It was an honest exhibiting for Tickford, Cam Waters main the best way for the Ford squad in fifth as Jack Le Brocq and Lee Holdsworth completed seventh and eighth.
In between these Mustangs was Scott Pye in sixth, one other stirring race drive yielding a five-place acquire for the Team 18 driver.
Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert rounded out the Top 10.