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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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DETERMINED SUNDAY IN DARWIN FOR HEIMGARTNER

  • June 18, 2017

Andre Heimgartner has used Sunday at Darwin’s round four of the Carrera Cup Australia Championship to claw back vital championship points after a difficult start to the weekend. Friday’s proceedings saw heavy side-on contact with the turn one concrete wall, necessitating an engine and gearbox replacement along with other repairs on the #777 Bob Jane T-Marts Porsche. On Saturday, Heimgartner and the Sonic Motor Racing Services team were pleased to qualify on fourth after such a large repair-job overnight, lining up on the second row for Saturday’s race one of three for the weekend. The...

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SUNNY DARWIN CALLING HEIMGARTNER FOR RD4

  • June 13, 2017

Melbourne-based Kiwi Andre Heimgartner is looking forward to a sunny change in Darwin this weekend for round four of the Carrera Cup Australia championship, and not just because of the weather. The last round at Phillip Island, held in late May, saw the 22 now year old find some extra speed in his Bob Jane T-Marts Sonic Motor Racing Services Porsche 911, and also a positive step forward in his overall program. Now, the championship leader hopes this progress will combine for a winning result at Darwin’s beautiful Hidden Valley circuit. “We found a bit of speed at Phillip Island and on top of that,...

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HEIMGARTNER CARVES HIS WAY TO PHILLIP ISLAND PODIUM

  • May 28, 2017

Heading into this afternoon’s second of two one-hour races for the weekend at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Andre Heimgartner led David Wall in the Carrera Cup Australia title standings by just one point. Courtesy of a third-place finish in this afternoon’s 60-minute stanza, the Melbourne-based Kiwi has ensured that he leaves round three with his title lead not only intact, but now extended to a 10-point buffer. In a reverse to yesterday’s driver order, Heimgartner brought home the #777 Bob Jane T-Marts Porsche while it was up to co-driver Aaron Ireland to greet the starter...

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SPEEDY START TO ROUND THREE, MORE RACING TO COME

  • May 27, 2017

Andre Heimgartner and co-driver Aaron Ireland have enjoyed a speedy start to round three of the Carrera Cup Australia championship, being held this weekend at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit. In a departure from the regular racing format, this weekend’s event employs a Pro-Am format across two 60-minute races, with the first held at the Victorian circuit this afternoon. Andre Heimgartner started the race in fifth place, courtesy of his Pro Qualifying topping effort and the seventh-fastest effort of Ireland in the Am Qualifying. A smooth start and a fast car saw the Melbourne-based...

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ANDRE READY FOR PRO-AM HIT-OUT THIS WEEKEND

  • May 22, 2017

Andre Heimgartner will lead the Carrera Cup Australia field to this weekend’s round three of its championship, to be held at Phillip Island across May 26-28. In a twist to usual proceedings, Heimgartner will have to share the driving duties of his series-leading #777 Bob Jane T-Marts Sonic Motorsport Porsche this weekend thanks to the unique format of the ‘Pro-Am’ event. Two one-hour races will be held across the weekend, with each 60-minute hit-out to feature two drivers per car. Heimgartner will be joined in his pursuit to extend his championship lead by close friend and Porsche...

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SUNDAY DELIVERS 3RD, 34-STRONG POINTS LEAD FOR HEIMGARTNER AT AUS GP

  • March 26, 2017

Andre Heimgartner has crossed the line in third in the fourth Australian Grand Prix Carrera Cup Australia race this afternoon to walk away from the Melbourne event leading the championship by 34 points. The 21 year old Melbourne-based Kiwi had entered this weekend on equal points for the lead thanks to his round-winning performance at the Clipsal 500. Now with two seconds, a seventh and today’s third, he looks ahead to the next event (Phillip Island, May 26-28) with a nice buffer over David Wall. Heimgartner started seventh on the grid for today’s fourth and final race of the weekend,...

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HEIMGARTNER BATTLES TYRE WEAR TO HOLD ONTO TITLE LEAD

  • March 25, 2017

Andre Heimgartner battled rising track temperatures and tyre wear to wage a stoic battle to maintain his Carrera Cup Australia title lead during race three at the Australian Grand Prix this afternoon. Heimgartner started on the front row courtesy of his second-placed result in yesterday’s race two, lining up alongside his Sonic Racing team-mate Nick McBride. Unfortunately, with the rising track temperatures both cars were caught out with rear tyre wear, and while waging a strong battle throughout the race were unable to hold off the advances of Cameron McConville and Alex Davison. “We...

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HEIMGARTNER FURTHERS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

  • March 24, 2017

With another Carrera Cup Australia second-place at the Australian Grand Prix, Heimgartner has further established his championship lead this afternoon after mounting a race-long battle for the lead with team-mate Nick McBride. Heimgartner started the second of four races that will be held this weekend at the Albert Park street circuit on the front row, courtesy of his race result in yesterday’s race one (second). The 21 year old Melbourne-based Kiwi held strong during a busy race start to ensure he kept his second spot and was in the box seat to challenge for the lead over the coming...

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HEIMGARTNER INTO CARRERA CUP CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

  • March 23, 2017

Courtesy of his second place in this afternoon’s race one of round two of the Carrera Cup Australia championship – being held at the Australian Grand Prix – Andre Heimgartner now leads the championship standings. Previously, Heimgartner was tied for the lead with David Wall, courtesy of his round one results (round win, two wins and a third place). Heimgartner had started the race on the front row alongside team-mate Nick McBride, after qualifying just 0.0181s off the P1 pace earlier in the day. With McBride having the advantage off the start and some understeer developing in the #777...

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GATES AND SOUTHCOTT CLIMB ON-BOARD WITH ANDRE HEIMGARTNER

  • March 22, 2017

Andre Heimgartner is pleased to announce that his 2017 Carrera Cup Australia campaign will be supported by Gates Australia and Southcott. “To have the support of two such strong and prestigious companies is very humbling and I can’t wait to deliver for Gates and Southcott across this year, starting with this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix,” Heimgartner said. Gates provides advanced power transmission and fluid transfer solutions through engineered products and services for a wide variety of applications. Gates belts, hose and hydraulic solutions are used for both replacement and original...

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