Red Bull Holden Racing driver Shane van
Gisbergen has been in searing form on the track this year and now he’ll be
turning up the heat in the kitchen, with Smeg.
Shane is at the top of his game, winning the Virgin Australian
Supercars title and the European Blancpain GT Series
Endurance Cup in 2016. More
recently, he completed a perfect opening weekend to the 2017 season of theVirgin Australia Supercars series, by winning both races in Adelaide in
Now, he has signed to be in control of a set of Smeg kitchen
appliances as Australasian ambassador for Italian design house Smeg.
“Shane is a winner on the track and we’re excited that
he’s looking to Smeg to lift his performance in the kitchen,” says Jones Family
Business founder and Smeg distributor, Mark Jones.
“We admire Shane’s incredible focus, vision and
attention to detail on the track and we feel that these very much reflect the
values of Smeg; the highest quality kitchen appliances with impeccable design
credentials,” he said.
While he isn’t professing any master chef abilities,
van Gisbergen says he can perform pretty well in the kitchen on the rare
occasions he’s back home from his gruelling racing schedule.
“My steak is pretty decent, but I recognise that I’m a
better driver than cook, so having Smeg precision cooking tools in the kitchen
will give me the edge next time I’m trying to impress,” he said.
Smeg has had a long association with NZ Drivers and NZ
motorsport, with Smeg Racing winning three BNT NZ Touring Car titles (including
the current season) and securing runner-up spot in the New Zealand Endurance
Championship in the last three seasons.