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Surface doesn’t impress Supercars star

Supercars championship leader Shane Van Gisbergen is distinctly unimpressed with the surface at Sydney Motorsport Park and its impact on tyres.

The Red Bull Ampol Racing star finished second in Saturday’s 32-lap race – the championship’s first event in three months – to extend his title lead to a healthy 312 points.

That was despite the right rear tyre Van Gisbergen had for the first 20 laps of the race before his mandatory pitstop showing significant damage when it was removed from his Holden.

The New Zealander after the race was in no two minds about the potential for a serious tyre failure when this weekend’s event wraps up with two more races in hotter daylight conditions on Sunday.

“This track is just terrible, it’s like a cheese grater, and it’s the best it’s going to be tonight,” Van Gisbergen told Fox Sports after Saturday’s night race.

“Tomorrow’s going to be tough, managing the tyres … the surface here is just average.”

Van Gisbergen’s comments will be a concern for Supercars given the track is hosting four consecutive weekends of racing over the next month.

The most pressing issue for Van Gisbergen however is reeling in Ford star Anton De Pasquale, who stormed to a dominant victory in Saturday’s race and has topped every session so far across the weekend.

“The car feels good. We’re just not fast enough,” he said.

“We need to try some things … we just need to work harder and put it together.

“That team is doing a great job so need to try and catch them.”

The Sydney SuperNight event resumes with qualifying at 10.30am before the first of two 32-lap races starts at 12.45pm.

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