Supercars 2020: Shane van Gisbergen sweeps round for Eseries lead

Shane van Gisbergen.
Shane van Gisbergen. Photo credit: Getty

Kiwi driver Shane van Gisbergen has overtaken compatriot Scott McLaughlin in Supercars Eseries standings, after winning all three races during the latest round. 

Heading into round seven, McLaughlin held a 46-point advantage, but now finds himself trailing by 64 points, following van Gisbergen's win at Charlotte and double at Daytona. 

Van Gisbergen is the first driver to complete a clean-sweep in the Supercars Eseries. 

In the opening race at Charlotte, van Gisbergen pipped Cameron Waters on the finish-line after several lead changes. 

He finished just 0.017s ahead of Waters, with Kiwi Fabian Coulthard millimetres back in third.

McLaughlin finished last, gifting van Gisbergen the provisional lead. 

In the second race, van Gisbergen's rivalry with Anton De Pasquale heated up, with the latter edging ahead by undercutting his opponent during the pit sequence. 

But van Gisbergen regained the lead with three laps to go and narrowly held off De Pasquale, with Chaz Mostert completing the podium.

In the finale, van Gisbergen cruised to victory, finishing five seconds ahead of Mostert and Garry Jacobson on the final lap.

Following his poor start, McLaughlin recovered to claim two top-10 finishes.

Next week, races will be held at Imola and Interlagos, the home of the historic San Marino and Brazilian Grands Prix.

The real-life Supercars 2020 season - where McLaughlin will defend his title - is scheduled to resume at Sydney Motorsport Park on June 27-28, behind closed doors.