Motorsport: Shane van Gisbergen completes Supercars sweep at Bathurst's Mount Panorama 500

Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen appears to be the man to beat the 2021 Supercars championship after completing a clean sweep of race wins on the opening weekend at Bathurst.

The reigning 1000 champion is now the inaugural winner of the Mount Panorama 500 after a perfect two days of racing.

Van Gisbergen scored an excellent race one win on Saturday and followed that with an even more impressive day out on Sunday.

Starting from pole, the 2016 series champion was pipped to the first corner by Cam Waters in the Tickford Mustang.

But van Gisbergen stalked the man who is likely to be his championship rival this season, keeping the gap to just over a second.

And the Kiwi pounced at the first round of pit-stops, with his team short-filling his No.97 Holden and a few quick laps later, the Kiwi had jumped Waters on track and he was never headed.

Van Gisbergen completing a six-second win, for maximum points from the weekend.

Waters bounced back well from a frustrating Saturday, coming home second with Chaz Mostert scoring a second podium of the weekend, with a third-place finish.

Andre Heimgartner drove well for his first top ten finish of the season, coming home ninth, but it was a day to forget for Fabian Coulthard who was hampered by mechanical issues, finishing 22nd.

The win marked the 42nd for van Gisbergen, who leads the championship with 300 points.

Mostert is second, 33 points back with Mark Winterbottom third.

The field heads to Victoria next month for the Sandown SuperSprint from March 21-22.