His second-place Sandown finish was enough for him to take over the lead of the 2016 Supercars Championship points standings, but overnight Kiwi Shane Van Gisbergen also became a champion on the other side of the world in the Blancpain GT Endurance Cup.

His factory McLaren Garage 59 squad finished third at the Nürburgring last night to seal the title win; the podium nicely complimenting the pair of wins van Gisbergen and co-drivers Rob Bell and Côme Ledogar earned at Monza and Circuit Paul Ricard.

It's SVG's first title win since his maiden Formula Ford title, way back in 2005-'06.