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  • April 29, 2016

More and more, modern motorsport and sport in general is being fuelled by a money game. I know many talented drivers who are on the sidelines, because they can’t get the backing to keep on racing – unfortunately it is a sad reality that you can have all the talent in the world, but without someone to back you, you won’t have the opportunities you need to take advantage of that talent. And if you do manage to get a shot, you need to keep that support up and increasing – it determines your future and your relevance in the fickle driver market. For me, that means working with my manager,...

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  • April 17, 2016

    The final day of the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint brought strong gains for Andre Heimgartner, with much-needed car speed found for Sunday’s 200km race compared to Saturday’s 120km battle. This was the first full round for the #3 Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport entry with its new engine, following its installation mid-way through the last round (Tasmania). For a moment it seemed the engine issues that have dogged the 20 year old for most of the year to date were keen to stick around, with backfiring during qualifying and a lack of power during Saturday’s race. In that...

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Kid Dynamite. V8 Supercar Program Feature Profile.

  • April 11, 2016

There have been a host of great V8 Supercar drivers to come out of New Zealand; Greg Murphy, Paul Radisich, Steven Richards, Shane van Gisbergen, Scott McLaughlin, Fabian Coulthard...all hailed from the land of the long white cloud. Now, there is another name to add to the list, Andre Heimgartner. Racing for the all Kiwi Super Black Racing, Heimgartner has the pressure of a nation on his shoulders. In his rookie season, the 20 year old from Auckland has earned himself a number of high profile supporters – namely Prodrive Racing Australia boss Tim Edwards. Although there have been some...

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  • April 3, 2016

  Round two of the V8 Supercar Championship has been a tough weekend at the office for Kiwi racer Andre Heimgartner, but he isn’t giving up hope. The 20 year old racer has been plagued by engine issues during the opening events and this continued on Friday, but come that evening a new engine was installed overnight in the garages of Symmons Plains Raceway (Tasmania). Unfortunately, some niggling car issues and race dramas disguised the small steps forward, said Heimgartner. The Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport racer would go on to qualify 26th for a race finish of 25th on Saturday,...

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