Shane van Gisbergen’s first run within the Blancpain GT World Problem Asia with Triple Eight has been delayed.
Van Gisbergen is a part of his Supercars outfit’s 2019 transfer into GT racing in Asia, with a Mercedes-AMG GT3.
He was introduced in March as becoming a member of Malaysian Jazeman Jaafar in partnering Prince Jefri Ibrahim of the Johor Royal Household throughout the six-round collection.
The Kiwi’s first outing alongside Ibrahim was scheduled for this weekend’s second occasion at Thailand’s Buriram Worldwide Circuit.
Nonetheless Triple Eight instructed Supercars.com that van Gisbergen will no longer be part of the sphere, “attributable to staff commitments in Australia”.
It means Jaafar and Ibrahim are persevering with their partnership, having left the Sepang opener fifth within the GT3 Professional-Am standings.
The staff added van Gisbergen will “nonetheless do three rounds, that are but to be confirmed”.
Of the remaining occasions on the calendar, three don’t conflict with Supercars races.
Suzuka in Japan hosts the primary of these subsequent month, adopted by Yeongam in Korea in August – each occasions joined Buriram on van Gisbergen’s originally-released schedule.
The opposite is the season finale on the Shanghai Worldwide Circuit in China in late-September.
Andre Heimgartner, in the meantime, is becoming a member of the sphere in Thailand this weekend.
The Kelly Racing driver is entered with the Taiwan-based HubAuto Corsa, sharing a Ferrari 488 GT3 with Japanese driver Yuya Sakamoto.
It will likely be Heimgartner’s second outing within the collection, having raced on the Zhejiang circuit in China in late-2017.
On that event he completed on the rostrum in a Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche.
HubAuto is the squad Tim Slade raced with within the opening two rounds of the Intercontinental GT Problem, successful final trip in California.
Van Gisbergen and Heimgartner will head to the Truck Help Winton SuperSprint later this month sitting third and 15th within the Supercars standings.