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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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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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HEIMGARTNER WINS AT THE MOUNTAIN, READY FOR 1000

  • October 7, 2017

Andre Heimgartner’s preparation for today’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with Brad Jones Racing is now complete, with the 22-year-old clinching the Carrera Cup race and round win today. Heimgartner started today's third Carrera Cup race for the weekend on pole following his race victory yesterday and after a great start, lead from beginning to end across the nine-lap stanza. On his way to the win he set a new race lap record of 2m 07.1820s (previous record: 2:07.4299). The 2017 Carrera Cup Australia title chase now heads to the Gold Coast for its final round (October 20-22) but the day isn’t...

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VICTORY AS HEIMGARTNER GETS COMFY AT BJR

  • October 7, 2017

Andre Heimgartner has brought home a Carrera Cup Australia win today as he continues his preparation with Supercars team Brad Jones Racing ahead of tomorrow’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 following his call-up to the respected outfit. Heimgartner and his #777 Bob Jane T-Marts/Sonic Motor Racing Services Porsche started today’s Carrera Cup race from third on the grid courtesy of his podium finish yesterday, moving up to second early before executing an inside move on David Wall on lap seven of nine to take the race win. Before suiting up in the Porsche today, the 22-year-old Kiwi...

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HEIMGARTNER PREPARES FOR ‘THE 1000’ WITH PODIUM IN CARRERA CUP

  • October 6, 2017

As he prepares to line-up in the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with Brad Jones Racing this weekend, Andre Heimgartner has clinched a podium finish in today’s Carrera Cup Australia proceedings. Three Carrera Cup races will be held across the weekend, with Heimgartner – second in the title chase currently – looking to maximise his points in the #777 Bob Jane T-Marts/Sonic Motor Racing Services Porsche as he tries to chase down current leader David Wall. After taking third in today’s 15 lap outing while also setting the fastest lap of the race (2m 08.1812s on lap 13), Heimgartner is 81 points...

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HEIMGARTNER GETS SUPERCARS CALL-UP

  • October 5, 2017

Andre Heimgartner will race in this weekend’s Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 for Brad Jones Racing in the #14 Freightliner Australia Holden Commodore alongside Tim Slade. The 22-year-old has been called up to replace injured steerer Ash Walsh, who was hoping to race this weekend but has been ruled out of driving due to the lasting effects of a prototype crash last Thursday (28 September). Heimgartner was already on-track to compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia title, in which he is currently placed second (68 points adrift of David Wall). The Melbourne-based Kiwi is an accomplished...

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HEIMGARTNER BATHURST-READY

  • October 3, 2017

After a busy preparation period, Andre Heimgartner is ready to pull on the helmet for what is arguably the biggest Australian motorsport event of the year – the Bathurst 1000. Heimgartner will compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia races during the marquee event at Mount Panorama across this Thursday to Sunday. “Bathurst is a special, challenging and daunting place no matter what you are racing around it, and I can’t wait to get into it this week,” Heimgartner said. “The last time I raced a Porsche around Mount Panorama was back in 2012 when I was 17! I have done a lot of racing...

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