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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 GETS LMP3 CALL-UP

  • August 22, 2017

Andre Heimgartner has received a call-up to race in the FRD LMP3 Series this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit. The FRD LMP3 Series is the new premier prototype series in China. It is run by the Formula Racing Development (FRD) Group, which also operates the Asian Formula Renault Series and Ford’s factory-backed Chinese Touring Car Championship program. Heimgartner – who is a close second currently in the Carrera Cup Australia Championship and only recently returned from racing with that Series at the Sepang International Circuit - has been recruited by the Series to compete...

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SPEEDY SEPANG DRAWS TO A CLOSE FOR HEIMGARTNER

  • July 23, 2017

Andre Heimgartner enjoyed strong car speed and set-up in today’s final day of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship’s visit to the Sepang International Circuit, however it wasn’t to be the Melbourne-based Kiwi’s day. After another blistering race start saw him move to third before turn one, Heimgartner passed Alex Davison for second through the opening turn and set after race-leader David Wall. A check-up by Wall soon after saw Heimgartner lose momentum momentarily, with Davison taking advantage to pass for second. Heimgartner recovered quickly to take the challenge...

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ONE DOWN, ONE TO GO IN SEPANG

  • July 22, 2017

Andre Heimgartner has secured a top four finish in championship race one of two for Porsche Carrera Cup Australia’s racing at the Sepang International Circuit this weekend. In hot and humid conditions today, the Melbourne-based Kiwi put his #777 Bob Jane T-Marts Porsche on the second row in qualifying (P3). For a moment, the 22-year-old had looked set to claim the pole spot with a blistering lap, however the lap which came with just moments remaining in the session would be disallowed due to the exceeding of track limits at turn eight. Despite losing the lap, with a speedy car underneath...

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HEIMGARTNER LOOKING TO RECLAIM TITLE LEAD IN SEPANG

  • July 17, 2017

If Andre Heimgartner has his way, he will take back the title lead he held for rounds one through three in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship this weekend when the title chase hits Sepang International Raceway. The Malaysian event is the fifth of eight events scheduled for the 2018. It is the maiden international round for the Championship and will be held across July 21-23. Heimgartner had a great start to the season, with the Melbourne-based Kiwi clinching the round win and tying for the championship lead at round one (Clipsal 500), before moving into the lead during round two at the Australian...

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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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