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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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DIFFICULT DARWIN DOESN’T DAMPEN HEIMGARTNER’S SPIRITS

  • June 17, 2018

While neither of the CrownBet Darwin TripleCrown’s races went the way of Nissan pilot Andre Heimgartner, the 22 year old Kiwi says there are still positives to take away from the event. The Melbourne resident qualified the #7 Plus Fitness Racing Altima in seventh for Saturday’s race and 12th on Sunday, after a P9 effort in practice on Friday followed improvements across the day. Despite the strong qualifying results and good car pace, both races saw Heimgartner forced to manage his entry back through the field to recover for 16th after difficult opening laps. “We started off the weekend...

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HEIMGARTNER FINDS P11 AFTER STRONG SPEED GOES WANTING AT WINTON

  • May 20, 2018

After a challenging Saturday, Andre Heimgartner and Nissan Motorsport finished their Sunday at the Winton SuperSprint knocking on the door of a top ten result in the #7 Plus Fitness Altima. The event started off strongly for Heimgartner, with the 22-year-old Kiwi bringing home the fourth and sixth fastest times in the two primary driver practice sessions on Friday. For the rest of the weekend however, Heimgartner explains that strong speed in the #7 went wanting with it just not coming together for the outfit, especially in qualifying. “On Saturday qualifying did not go to plan,...

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TOP EIGHT FOR HEIMGARTNER IN PERTH

  • May 6, 2018

Andre Heimgartner has brought home a season-best result of eighth position at the Perth SuperSprint today, but it is a bittersweet result for the Nissan pilot with a potential top five finish thwarted on the final lap. Heimgartner started today’s 200km race on the second row of the grid after qualifying fourth fastest. Throughout the race he impressed within the top five, including a large portion which was spent in second place. Following the final pit stops, Heimgartner was fourth on the road but tyre life soon became an issue with the 22-year-old forced to yield to Craig Lowndes...

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HEIMGARTNER FINDS GAINS AT PHILLIP ISLAND

  • April 22, 2018

This weekend’s WD-40 Phillip Island 500 started off in a challenging fashion for Andre Heimgartner, but by the close of the second race the Nissan Motorsport steerer was starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Heimgartner and his #7 Plus Fitness entry struggled for high-speed balance during Friday’s practice sessions, seeing him able to post a best result for the day of only 21st fastest (practice one). The 22-year-old and his engineer Dilan Talabani went to work overnight, and returned the next day with a slightly improved package which Heimgartner was able to muscle through...

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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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