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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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HEIMGARTNER PERSEVERES THROUGH TRICKY TASMANIA

  • April 8, 2018

The weekend’s Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint has proved one for Nissan Motorsport pilot Andre Heimgartner, with the 22-year old’s resolve tested repeatedly across the event. In true Heimgartner style, the Melbourne-based Kiwi refused to give up, pushing on through car issues on Saturday and damage on Sunday to ensure the #7 Plus Fitness Nissan Altima finished both races and secured as many championship points as necessary. “It was a tricky weekend out there for sure, but we did what we could and pushed ahead as much as we could, we weren’t going to give up even though the event seemed...

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HIGH LINE ACTIVE CONTINUES THEIR BACKING WITH HEIMGARTNER

  • April 4, 2018

Andre Heimgartner’s long time physiotherapist, High Line Active will continue their partnership as the Kiwi’s personal sponsor for the 2018 Supercars Championship. The Melbourne – based company specializes in Physiotherapy, Massage, Clinical Pilates, Fitness and of course Motorsport Services. Nicole Bryant, Director of High Line Active has treated Heimgartner for 3 years, helping to improve the NISSAN driver’s over all performance by ensuring his body is kept in shape. From providing ergonomic in car assessments, thus resolving leg numbness to manual physiotherapy, stretching, acupuncture...

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CAR-O-LINER CONTINUES THEIR SUPPORT WITH HEIMGARTNER

  • March 27, 2018

Car-O-Liner Group will be continuing their partnership with NISSAN driver, Andre Heimgartner ahead of this year’s 2018 Supercars Championship. Car-O-Liner is a leading global manufacturer of collision repair and wheel alignment systems. The group’s brands include Car-O-Liner System, Josan, TruckCam and Car-O-Liner Academy. Car-O-Liner first supported Heimgartner in July 2017, backing the young Kiwi’s racing season in the Australian Carrera Cup Championship. The 22-year old is looking forward to having the Australian company support him in his return to Supercars. “Having continuity...

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HEIMGARTNER ENDURES CHARACTER-BUILDING WEEKEND IN MELBOURNE

  • March 25, 2018

It might be his adopted home turf, but the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit was not the kindest to Melbourne-based Kiwi Andre Heimgartner this weekend. Despite what was an all-round challenging weekend for the 22-year-old, Heimgartner says he has plenty of positives to take away from the weekend while those watching on noted his performance under pressure, citing a number of exciting overtaking moves made under challenging conditions. “For the first race our #7 Plus Fitness Racing Nissan started from 14th and things were looking promising,” Heimgartner began. “Unfortunately, we made...

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HEIMGARTNER CROWNED NZ V8s CHAMPION

  • March 11, 2018

Andre Heimgartner has claimed the 2018 BNT V8s Championship following a strong and consistent end to what was an impressive season in the New Zealand touring car category. The final round at Hampton Downs this weekend (March 9-11) saw the 22-year-old Kiwi put in a solid performance despite suffering a lack of power in his Richards Team Motorsport Camry to claim the top honours. After taking 2nd position in Saturday’s race one, the Melbourne-based Supercars driver needed to only finish fifth in each of Sunday’s two races to secure the title. Heimgartner got that campaign off to a great...

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HEIMGARTNER IMPRESSES IN NISSAN DEBUT

  • March 4, 2018

Andre Heimgartner has impressed in his first race weekend with Nissan Motorsport in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Heimgartner qualified 11th fastest in his first ever qualifying session with the team on Saturday, improving on that on Sunday to be in the top ten shootout with the seventh fastest lap time. “It was pretty good to be into the top ten shootout in only my second qualifying session with Nissan Motorsport, unfortunately my time was voided for a kerb strike – we would have been fifth or sixth I think if it hadn’t been for that. It is what it is though.The...

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HEIMGARTNER LEADS TO BNT V8S FINALE

  • February 12, 2018

Andre Heimgartner will carry the championship lead into the final round of the BNT V8s Championship in March following the weekend’s penultimate round of the series. The Circuit Chris Amon round at Manfeild was held over 9-11 February and saw the 22-year-old Nissan Motorsport Supercar driver take out first, third and fifth in tricky conditions to secure second for the round and maintain his title lead. “Overall it was not a bad weekend, we showed lots of speed which was really positive and to be leading the championship ahead of the final round is something we are very happy about,”...

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HEIMGARTNER LEADS THE WAY

  • January 24, 2018

The BNT V8s Championship has been a happy hunting ground for Australian-based Kiwi Andre Heimgartner this month, with the 22-year-old now leading the championship by 51 points. January played host to rounds three and four of the New Zealand V8 championship, taking in events at Ruapuna and Teretonga. Round wins at both events have seen Heimgartner – who will race in the Supercars Championship this year with factory-outfit Nissan Motorsport – climb from second to first on the championship ladder. With two rounds left and a 51-point buffer, Heimgartner is now focusing on what could be a maiden...

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Second Overall for Heimgartner at Taupo

  • December 4, 2017

Andre Heimgartner claimed second overall at round two of the BNT V8s in Taupo (New Zealand) at the weekend. Heimgartner – who last week announced he will drive with Nissan Motorsport in the 2018 Supercars season - finished just five points behind his Richards Team Motorsport teammate Jason Bargwanna for a good result on what was a very hot weekend in the car. Claiming pole position on Saturday morning, the Melbourne-based Kiwi went on to win the opening race of the weekend in dominant fashion where he was followed home to the line by Bargwanna and another Australian driver, Jack Smith. “The...

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HEIMGARTNER JOINS NISSAN MOTORSPORT

  • December 1, 2017

Nissan Motorsport is pleased to announce the signing of Andre Heimgartner to the team for the 2018 Supercars Championship. The 22-year old will race alongside Rick Kelly, Michael Caruso and Simona De Silvestro at the Braeside-based squad. “I’m delighted to reveal that I’ll be joining Nissan Motorsport next year,” said Heimgartner. “The team and the facility are both world class. Rick and Michael both have heaps of experience in Supercars, plus Simona has raced Indycar and Formula E, so I hope to learn a lot.” Heimgartner had previously campaigned in the Supercars Championship...

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