Supercars: Shane van Gisbergen Stalls In Pitlane Again

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As drivers continue to practice for the upcoming Corona Extra Supercars E-Series, sim racing geek Shane van Gisbergen has reportedly had a bit of a technical drama during a practice race at Bathurst this afternoon. 

After building a more than comfortable lead over the field, SVG headed into the pits for his final stop with only a few laps to go. The stop itself was flawless, but real drama unfolded when the power cable somehow managed to fall out of the back of his PC. 

“It won’t start!” Shane screamed at no one in particular as he hammered the PC’s power button. 

“It won’t bloody start!” he added. 

With Shane still feverishly trying to get the power button to do something useful, iRacing newbie Jamie Whincup took the lead after Triple 8 zombie Craig Lowndes punted Mark Winterbottom off into the wall at Hell Corner. 

The drama didn’t end there though, with Whincup coming up with the classic Whincup move of pretending the car doesn’t need fuel to finish races. 

“Yeah mate, I thought I’d go with my normal strategy of just pretending cars don’t need fuel to work. Fuel is over-rated really, like Safety Cars.” he told The Waterton Sports Chronicle. 

Chaz Mostert somehow went on to win the race after putting enough fuel in his car to finish the race, despite co-driver Paul Morris spending most of his stints in the fence at turn 2.