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How van Gisbergen can win 2022 Supercars title at Bathurst

SHANE van Gisbergen can today become the first driver in 20 years to mathematically seal a Supercars championship at Bathurst.

The Red Bull Ampol Racing star enters the 2022 Great Race with a 525-point buffer in hand to Cameron Waters.

As it stands, 900 points are still up for grabs this season, meaning Will Davison (602 behind), Anton De Pasquale (669) and Chaz Mostert (778) are also technically still in the hunt.

But by the close of play, they will need to be less than 600 points behind van Gisbergen, given SVG’s race win tally this year means any tiebreaker would fall his way.

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Victory today would make the situation most straightforward for the Kiwi – in which case he’d become a three-time champion (excluding the possibility of penalty points) as long as Waters doesn’t join him on the Bathurst podium.

The lower van Gisbergen places today, the more chance there is for the title fight to go to the Gold Coast later this month.

Mark Skaife was the last driver to put a Supercars championship beyond doubt at Mount Panorama, in 2002.

Check out the table below for the various ramifications.

Where rivals must finish to keep title alive

Where SVG finishesWaters minimumDavison minimumDe Pasquale minimumMostert minimum
1st4thN/AN/AN/A
2nd6th1stN/AN/A
3rd7th2ndN/AN/A
4th9th3rdN/AN/A
5th10th4th1stN/A
6th13th5th2ndN/A
7th15th6th2ndN/A
8th17th7th3rdN/A
9th19th8th4thN/A
10th21st9th4thN/A
11th23rd10th5thN/A
12th24th11th5thN/A
13th25th12th6thN/A
14th26th13th6thN/A
15th27th14th7th1st
16th28th15th7th1st
17thDNF16th8th1st
18thDNF17th8th1st
19thDNF18th9th2nd
20thDNF19th9th2nd
21stDNF20th10th2nd
22ndDNF21st10th3rd
23rdDNF22nd11th3rd
24thDNF23rd12th3rd
25thDNF24th13th4th
26thDNF25th14th4th
27thDNF26th15th4th
28thDNF27th16th5th
DNFDNF27th23rd8th
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