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HEIMGARTNER HOMEWARD-BOUND

  • October 30, 2017

After a massive October which included a top ten Supercars finish at the Bathurst 1000, a podium on debut in the Blancpain GT Asia Series, and a maiden Supercars podium on the Gold Coast; Andre Heimgartner is on his way home to New Zealand. The Melbourne-based Kiwi will compete at Pukekohe Raceway this weekend in the BNT V8s category, which is racing as part of the penultimate round of the 2017 Supercars championship. It has been a big four weeks for the 22-year-old, who also claimed took out the Carrera Cup Australia round win at Bathurst before claiming second in the 2017 Carrera Cup Australia...

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A STOIC END TO THE SUNNY GOLD COAST FOR HEIMGARTNER

  • October 22, 2017

It was a hard day at the office for Freightliner Racing, however ‘super sub’ Andre Heimgartner did all he could to put in a solid performance despite a number of curveballs. Following his Carrera Cup race victory this morning, the 22-year-old watched on as Slade took the wheel of the Number 14 Commodore during Supercars qualifying. Unfortunately, an oil line would come loose on the engine, spraying oil onto the exhaust for an engine bay fire and negating a good lap Slade was on at the time. The entry would finish qualifying in 12th and with plenty of work to be done ahead of the afternoon’s...

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TITLE PODIUM & RACE WIN ON THE GC FOR HEIMGARTNER

  • October 22, 2017

After taking a race victory on the Gold Coast today, Andre Heimgartner has secured second in the 2017 Carrera Cup title – missing out on the top step by just 20 points from David Wall in the narrowest title margin in the category’s history. The 2017 Carrera Cup Australia runner-up now looks ahead to Race 22 of the Supercars Championship on the Gold Coast this afternoon, aboard the #14 Freightliner Racing Commodore he is sharing with Tim Slade this weekend. With a convincing race win this morning, Heimgartner ensured the title chase came right down to the wire with just a 32-point margin...

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HEIMGARTNER SPRAYS SUPERCARS CHAMPAGNE ON THE GOLD COAST

  • October 21, 2017

Andre Heimgartner and Tim Slade have taken third in the opening race of the Gold Coast 600 today, with Heimgartner drawing plenty of attention with a blistering drive in soggy conditions that saw him hand the #14 over to Slade in the lead with an 18 second gap over the nearest contenders. It is the first Supercars podium for Heimgartner, with his drive today drawing plenty of praise from series pundits and commentators who were particularly impressed by the 22-year-old’s performance given his status as a late call-up to the drive. After Slade qualified the car in third, Heimgartner...

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PODIUM ON THE GOLD COAST FOR HEIMGARTNER

  • October 21, 2017

Heimgartner third in Carrera Cup race one, Heimgartner and Slade to start Supercars race P3   Andre Heimgartner has ensured he remains in the hunt for the 2017 Carrera Cup Australia title, bringing home a podium position in today’s opening race for the category despite exceptionally wet conditions. Now, he looks ahead to starting Race 21 of the Supercars Championship from the second row on the grid this afternoon (2.25pm) in the #14 Freightliner Racing Commodore of Brad Jones Racing he is sharing with Tim Slade this weekend. Today’s Carrera Cup race – scheduled to run for 12 laps...

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GC DOUBLE-DUTY FOR HEIMGARTNER AS SUPERCARS CALLS ONCE AGAIN

  • October 15, 2017

Andre Heimgartner will contest both the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 and the final round of the 2017 Carrera Cup Australia Championship this weekend after receiving another call-up to the ‘main game’ with Brad Jones Racing. On the same weekend he took out the Carrera Cup round win at Mount Panorama, the 22-year-old was a late call-up to the respected Supercars outfit BJR to race in the biggest event of the Supercars calendar - the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. In the face of the last-minute nature of the drive, Heimgartner impressed with consistently fast times in tricky wet conditions...

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INSPIRED DRIVE SEES HEIMGARTNER SECURE SECOND IN BLANCPAIN GT SERIES ASIA DEBUT

  • October 15, 2017

Andre Heimgartner and Devon Modell have put in an inspired drive in the wet to bring home the #88 Craft Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R in second position in today’s final race of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Asia Championship. Heimgartner started the race, which commenced under safety car conditions due to the wet. Tenth on the road when the first racing lap commenced, he dropped down to 12th when held up by another spinning car. From there, the 22-year-old went to work – passing car after car in exceptionally tricky conditions over the next half an hour to put the #88 in fifth position...

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RACE ONE TOP TEN FOR HEIMGARTNER AND CRAFT BAMBOO RACING

  • October 14, 2017

Despite very wet conditions, Andre Heimgartner has joined with Devon Modell to bring home ninth in the first of two races being held in China this weekend for the final round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Asia Series. Heimgartner has been called up to the leading Craft Bamboo Racing outfit to drive the #88 Porsche 911 GT3 R usually piloted by Mondell and Nick Foster. “I am really enjoying my time with Craft Bamboo Racing in China this weekend. It is really great to be racing for such a well-known and widely respected team, and they are absolute professionals on and off the track,” Heimgartner...

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HEIMGARTNER SIGNS UP WITH CRAFT BAMBOO RACING

  • October 10, 2017

Fresh from receiving a late call-up to the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with respected Supercar outfit Brad Jones Racing, Andre Heimgartner has been drafted by Craft Bamboo Racing to race in this week’s Blancpain GT Series Asia finale. Heimgartner will fly to China for Craft Bamboo this week for the 13-15 October event at the Zhejiang International Circuit, after taking out the Carrera Cup Australia round win at the weekend with Sonic Motor Racing Services and finishing 9th in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 alongside Tim Slade. The 22-year-old Kiwi will race the #88 Craft Bamboo Racing...

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TOP TEN SUPERCARS RESULT FOLLOWS MOUNTAIN VICTORY FOR HEIMGARTNER

  • October 8, 2017

After taking out round seven of the 2017 Carrera Cup Australia Championship at Mount Panorama this morning, Andre Heimgartner and Tim Slade brought home ninth in an intense Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for Brad Jones Racing. For more on Heimgartner’s Carrera Cup victory, please click here. Heimgartner was called up to Brad Jones Racing on Friday to replace Tim Slade’s original co-driver, Ash Walsh. For more on the call-up, please click here. Slade started the race from 18th on the grid after setting the qualifying time the day before, with a very wet start to the race facing the entire...

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