Shane van Gisbergen recovers from trackside collapse at Bathurst 12 Hour race with ice bath, beer

Kiwi Supercars driver Shane van Gisbergen has let fans know he's OK after collapsing at a recent race in Australia.

Shane van Gisbergen rests after suffering in severe heated conditions during the Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race. Source: Shane van Gisbergen / Instagram

Van Gisbergen collapsed on the Mount Panorama tarmac after the Bathurst 12 Hour race yesterday but took to social media last night to show he was recovering well with two thumbs up.

The 29-year-old shared a picture of himself grinning in an ice bath with water, an energy drink, beer, chocolate and fruit all at his disposal.

"So hot in the car with no helmet air and our braking issues," he said in the caption.

"Gave it everything. Thanks to the other drivers and everyone who helped me while i was hurting after the race. I appreciate it."

Van Gisbergen also told Fox Sports after he helped his team finish fourth he was well looked after.

"The car wasn't right, but we hung in there, stayed on the lead lap and made the most of the situation," he said. "I'm feeling fine now. From the problems with the brakes, I had to use two feet the whole stint and I just couldn't push the pedal hard enough to stop."

The Kiwi driver added he heard from co-drivers Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup "how hot it was, so I prepared for the worst, but Kiwis aren't made for the heat so I battled.

"The team's looked after me since I got out the car and I'm feeling much better now."