• April 7, 2019

It has been a tough weekend in Tasmania for Plus Fitness Racing driver Andre Heimgartner for the Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint.

With Phillip Island’s WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint coming up fast next weekend (April 12-14), the 23 year old Kelly Racing pilot is hoping to quickly put the last few days behind him.

“It has been a bit of a disappointing weekend, but we did what we could with what we had,” Heimgartner said.

“In both sessions of qualifying things were a bit out of our hands – we couldn’t lay down a lap in the first one due to an engine misfire which was really unfortunate, although we were able to move from dead last to 18th in the short race on Saturday which was encouraging.

“Come Sunday and again we had problems in qualifying, this time we got caught up with another car when they had a spin and I just had no where to go. It certainly isn’t what you want to happen in qualifying and we lost valuable time repairing the car. We got back out there though and managed an 18th position.

“After starting much further back the day before I was hopeful that we would be able to advance throughout the race, but it wasn’t to be today and we came home with 17th position after chipping away back from the back of the pack after we ran into trouble with Lee Holdsworth on turn one.

“It is certainly one that we will chalk up as character building, but that happens from time to time and it is what you do with it that matters – we will learn the lessons we need to learn and make sure that we are in better shape next weekend for the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint.”

The WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint will be held at Victoria’s Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit across April 12-14, 2019.

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