Remarkably, the Kiwi has reached a half-century of event appearances at just 21 years of age – having made his debut at Oran Park in 2007 as a 17-year-old.
Van Gisbergen scored nine podium finishes last season on his way to sixth in the final championship standings, and says he's thinking about wins, not statistics, as he heads into this weekend's races.
“Fifty starts is OK, but the way I look at it is that I've made 49 starts and I haven't had a win,” van Gisbergen told Speedcafe.com.au.
“I don't really look at the records too much.
“Maybe later on in life when I get a bit older, but not at the moment. I just take it race by race at this stage.”