Motor racing's shortest retirement
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Motor racing's shortest retirement

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V8 Supercars star Shane van Gisbergen announced he was retiring from the sport aged just 23... But just two months later he was signing a new deal. Andrew van Leeuwin unravels the tale

It will probably go down as the shortest retirement in V8 Supercar history.

Last November, Shane van Gisbergen announced he was walking away from the sport. At just 23 years of age, and with a seemingly lucrative drive at Stone Brothers Racing, the Kiwi made the decision to give it all up, citing "personal reasons" and declining to comment further.

Now, just over two months later, he's back with a brand new deal with Tekno Autosports to drive a Triple Eight-built Holden Commodore in 2013.

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