Shane van Gisbergen and his girlfriend, Jessica Dane


Shane van Gisbergen’s Girlfriend, Jessica, Is Confused As His Wife: When Will They Marry? Any Children?


Shane van Gisbergen, the winner of NASCAR’s 2023 Chicago Street Race, is allegedly in a relationship with his girlfriend, Jessica Dane, whom many alleged to be his wife. The couple started dating in 2022 and have been together ever since. So, when are they planning to marry?

Eager eyes willing to hear the wedding bells assume that the ceremony could be around the corner after Gisbergen’s girlfriend joined him as he moved to the USA.

Shane then-11, a New Zealand-born racer, started competing in automobile racing competitions like Quater Midgets from 1998 to 2004. However, he did not receive a professional push until he placed third in the 2004 Formula First Championship. In 2008, he went international after Stone Brothers Racing picked him.

In 2016, Gisbergen and Aussie racers Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes decided to move to the Triple Eight Race. Fast-forward to 2022, he won the Bathurst 1000 with Australian motor racer Garth Tander. On May 18, 2023, Shane debuted in the NASCAR Cup Series and won in the 2023 Grant Park 220.

This article covers Shane’s relationship and insight into his lover’s family background.

Shane van Gisbergen’s Girlfriend Is Co-Owner of Triple Eight Race, Where He Used To Race

New Zealand-born NASCAR driver Shane van Gisbergen is in a relationship with his girlfriend of two years, Jessica Dane. In her Instagram (@jessdane14), she is often seen in racing gear but is not a racing driver.

However, she’s been an enthusiast of motorbikes and adventurous sports since childhood. Jessica, born on August 14, 1991, in England, is the daughter of Roland Dane, a former rally driver and the co-owner of Triple Eight Racing.

She is a 30% owner of the Triple Eight Race Engineering team (January 2017—present) and co-owner of VIP Petfoods. Moreover, after her move to the United States, Jessica became a Motorsports Integration Manager at General Motors (May 2024—present).

Shane van Gisbergen with his girlfriend after race.
Shane van Gisbergen with his girlfriend after the race (Source: Instagram)

She is also academically accomplished. Dane earned a degree in journalism from the University of Bournemouth in 2012. Then, in 2019, she enrolled at QUT (Queensland University of Technology) and obtained a law degree in 2022.

Before Jessica entered a business venture, she started her career in professional journalism in 2010 at Horse and Country TV. This followed her journey to MSN, where she worked as an Olympics reporter in 2012 before joining Triple Eight Racing.

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What Does Gisbergen’s Girlfriend, Jessica Dane, Feel About Her Job?

In September 2012, Jessica joined her father-owned company, Triple Eight Race Engineering Australia Pty Ltd. There, she served as a media manager, and she was there until June 2015. Later, she became its Team Coordinator & Communications Manager in 2016.

A year later, in 2017, Dane was named the company’s co-owner.

Speaking of her time at Triple Eight Race Engineering, she said, “I am getting far more exposed to team life than I was before as well. On top of all that, I’m doing far more legal work because I’m almost finished my law degree and doing the media side of things while still working on TV with the FIA and Motorsport Australia.”

When Did Shane van Gisbergen And Jessica Begin Dating?

Shane and Jessica’s relationship came out in the mainstream media in 2022. She has been the New Zealander racing driver’s biggest cheerleader, be it the Le Mans 24-hour race in Frane or the World Rally Championship in New Zealand.

On April 15, 2024, Jessica posted a picture with crutches stating she sustained a dislocated tibia, torn meniscus, and torn ACL. Yet, it didn’t hold her back from being available on the racing track to support her beau.

Fans Allege Shane van Gisbergen’s Girlfriend Jessica As His Wife, Why?

First and foremost, Shane van Gisbergen’s winning moment celebration with Triple Eight Race Engineering team co-owner Jessica Dane at Bathurst in 2022 made people speculate if she was her wife. However, they are yet to get married.

Shane van Gisbergen and Jessica Dane with their pet dog.
Shane van Gisbergen and Jessica Dane with their pet dog (Source: Instagram)

Speculation grew even more after the couple decided to move to the USA in 2024. After Jessica posted a picture, a follower commented, “You are an awesome man SVG, has been great watching you and meeting you track side you are so genuine. You have an awesome lady in Jess and wish you both the best moving forward.”

Similar comments make fans believe the couple is husband and wife. Jessica is also spotted almost everywhere during Shane’s competitions, which makes fans speculate.

What’s Ahead after Shane and Jessica Moved to The USA? Is There A Wedding Coming Up?

After Shane decided to pursue his NASCAR dream in the US in 2024, Jessica tagged along.

In a conversation with V8 Sleuth, Jessica said, “We are settling in well into the U.S. Shane is absolutely loving it. He has found his rhythm, he has found his people, and he is settling in really well.”

Shane van Gisbergen with his girlfriend Jessie on the racing track.
Shane van Gisbergen with his girlfriend Jessie on the racing track (Source: Instagram)

Both Jessica and Shane are focused on their respective careers, as Jessica is working at General Motors and participating in numerous competitions.

Upon their plans to get married, neither Shane nor Jessica has expressed their desire to get married anytime soon.

The couple has a dog, Ronald, the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Both Jessica and Shane feature their dog on their respective Instagram account.

Shane Van Gisbergen’s Girlfriend Posted a Picture of a Newborn Baby: Do They Have Children?

Jessica and Shane do not have any children together. On March 6, 2023, she posted a picture of a child, which quickly circulated on the internet without an original caption. It led to assumptions that she welcomed the child with her potential husband, Shane.

However, the baby was her nephew, Raff, which she mentioned in her caption, “Nah, we’ve got this auntie thing down to a tee now we’ve spent a week together.”

Jessica Dane with her Nephew on a vacation.
Jessica Dane is with her nephew on vacation (Source: Instagram)

Neither Jessica nor Shane have spoken about their plan to have a child as of writing this article.

Nonetheless, the couple appears to be a powerful couple to many of us, and they will inspire aspiring youngsters in motor racing.

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