SHANE VAN Gisbergen has steered the Darrell Lea STIX car to 5th place in Race 11 of the Winton SuperSprint.

“We definitely made a big change on the car that was a positive going into race 11. We had a great first lap and passed Jamie on the second lap which was really awesome ” said Shane van Gisbergen.

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The team has ruled out any repeat of the radical tyre conservation strategy that was used for Perth’s Sunday race, “with the intervention of the safety car it didn’t work out for us.”