Currently, van Gisbergen’s contractual obligations with Triple Eight will keep him in the Australian Supercars series until the conclusion of the 2024 season. After that, he will be at liberty to explore other opportunities outside the Australian circuit.
However, Triple Eight’s managing director, Jamie Whincup, conceded today that should a NASCAR proposal arise for the next season, they would not obstruct van Gisbergen’s path.
In a discussion with Fox Sports, Whincup expressed, “He is contractually tied to us only for the next year. Yet, as I try to manage this business as effectively as possible and while I need the best drivers, I wouldn’t stand in anyone’s way, be it a driver, engineer, or employee, who approaches me with a dream to take up an opportunity elsewhere.”
He added, “My objective is to create opportunities for all my staff. At this moment, I believe SVG is simply enjoying his wave of success. However, I need his full attention for this weekend as we’re gearing up for the sixth round of our Supercars championship in Townsville. Let’s focus on this first.”
He continued, “Nonetheless, I anticipate that we’ll have several discussions in the upcoming month to figure out his future plans. He certainly has my endorsement for whatever he decides, and we are committed to supporting him.”
On being asked if this implies van Gisbergen could be released from his contract early, Whincup affirmed: “I wouldn’t object to that, no. Of course, there are contractual nuances to address, but if someone is genuinely passionate about pursuing something else, I won’t stand in their way. That’s a guarantee.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Van Gisbergen NASCAR Transition
What are the rumors regarding van Gisbergen’s career?
Van Gisbergen, a three-time Supercars champion, is rumored to be considering a transition to NASCAR in the United States, especially after his debut win in a NASCAR race in Chicago.
How long is van Gisbergen’s current contract with Triple Eight?
Van Gisbergen’s current contract with Triple Eight extends until the end of the 2024 Supercars season. After this period, he will be free to explore opportunities outside the Australian series.
Will Triple Eight allow van Gisbergen to break his contract if a NASCAR offer arises?
Triple Eight’s managing director, Jamie Whincup, has confirmed that they will not obstruct van Gisbergen’s path should a NASCAR proposal arise for the next season. Whincup affirmed that if someone is genuinely passionate about pursuing something else, he won’t stand in their way.
What was van Gisbergen’s recent achievement?
Van Gisbergen recently made headlines with an astounding debut win in the NASCAR race in Chicago, as part of the Project91 programme.
What is Jamie Whincup’s stance on his staff seeking opportunities elsewhere?
Jamie Whincup, Triple Eight’s managing director, stated that he aims to create opportunities for all his staff, and would not stand in the way of anyone, be it a driver, engineer, or employee, who approaches him with a dream to take up an opportunity elsewhere.