He showed good form at the Tasmanian round last year too.
"We have a strong car and a great environment so I just need to drive my best and we’ll see what unfolds in Tasmania,” van Gisbergen said this week.
(However) "I don’t like to go into races with expectations because it just makes you so down when you don’t meet them. So if I go out there and have a good time then hopefully I’ll have a good race and be happy when I get out of the car. Standing on the podium would be great though.”
Last year, when the Tasmanian event was held in the latter part of theseason, the SP Tools-backed SBR driver qualified fourth and finished seventh in both races, dicing for second place with Craig Lowndes in the first one before locking a brake.
This weekend's format sees practice today and qualifying and the first 59-lap race of the weekend on Saturday. Sunday brings a second qualifying session in the morning and longer 89-lap race in the afternoon.