Shane Van Gisbergen is, without doubt, my single favorite driver in tin-top motor racing right now. He has the talent to wring a lap time from a car, to do things on fresh tires other drivers didn’t think were possible, and flex his muscle behind the steering wheel. He’s a bit brash in his tactics, and he usually makes low percent moves that put him in harm’s way, but more often than not he lucks out on the winning side of those losing bets. Perhaps he’s a bit reminiscent of a modern day James Hunt, in that he puts it all on the line and will either win it or bin it trying. This weekend was perhaps the exception that proved his rule. A run at the 12 Hours of Bathurst had him in the lead with just an hour to go with a hard-charging Ferrari behind. It all ended in tears for SVG, and amazed disappointment for his teammate Maro Engel. Click the jump to see the full story.