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  • September 28, 2016

Not many people realise that as well as racing for Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, I actually also hold down a full-time job. When I am not racing, I can be found working in data entry consulting for Stratton Finance, and working on my Cert 4 in finance and mortgage broking. This means that between racing, gym commitments, media commitments and working, I don’t have a lot of spare time, but to be honest, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Compared to last year, I have a lot less free time than I used to, but I find that it helps me. It helps...

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  • September 18, 2016

A late off-track excursion for Andre Heimgartner in the #3 Plus Fitness Holden Commodore has taken away from what was an otherwise strong weekend for the Kiwi and his co-driver Aaren Russell at the Wilson Security Sandown 500. After struggling with qualifying and car set-up at recent events, the Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport driver reported he felt the car – which started today’s race from a season’s second-best 16th - had a strong endurance set-up on board. The progressive grid format certainly played in the pairing’s favour yesterday, seeing Heimgartner qualify 22nd in the first...

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  • September 13, 2016

Following the LDM test day at Winton Motor Raceway today, I will be appearing on In Pit Lane this evening at 9.00pm, which you can watch live online. The show will then be broadcast on C31 Melbourne on Wednesday at 9.30pm and 3.00pm on Friday. To watch it live, check out the below from 9.00pm AEST (11.00pm NZST) on Tuesday 13 September, 2016. If you have a question for me during the show, ask it using twitter - @inpitlane and the hashtag #askandre Until next time, Andre  

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TEAM NEWS: LDM confirms co–driver for Heimgartner

  • September 9, 2016

Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport have confirmed that Aaren Russell will be co – driving with Andre Heimgartner in the #3 Holden VF Commodore, for all three of the PIRTEK Endurance Cup rounds. Russell has been out of his Erebus Commodore since this year’s Townsville 400 and it seemed fitting that a fresh, young – gun stepped behind the wheel with 21 – year old Heimgartner. Team owner Lucas Dumbrell admits he is really looking forward to the back end of the year and welcoming Russell into the team. “It’s great to be able to give another young driver an opportunity to compete on the big stage,...

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  • September 7, 2016

In my most recent blog, we talked about exercise. But, we all know that when it comes to fitness and wellbeing, exercise is only part of the picture. What you put into your body is just as important as what you do with it, if you want to be operating at your best. This is why I am very careful about what I eat. However, when you put together my training with my driving commitments, media commitments, driver training work and my full-time job; I don’t have a lot of time left over to be meal planning or food prepping unfortunately. So, what I do is use the services of Trista’s Kitchen...

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  • September 5, 2016

Hi everyone! Just a quick update for you all. I am currently in the running for the People’s Choice AMP Scholarship. Since 1998, AMP Scholarships have been helping Kiwis do great things. With more than $2 million awarded across the country, more than 160 Kiwis (and counting) have been able to do outstanding things in their fields. To be successful, I need as many people as possible to vote for me, so if you would be so inclined to take a few seconds to click here or on the link below (which goes direct to my voting page) I would be greatly appreciative. Every vote counts, so if you wanted...

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