Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 11.0
Average finishing Position 11.3


Dilan Talabani
Auckland, NZ
Melbourne, VIC
Outside of Racing
Football, playing guitar, restoring cars and travelling
Personal Vehicle
Volkswagen Scirocco R
Follow Andre Heimgartner

Andre Heimgartner returns to full-time Supercars competition in 2018, replacing the now-retired Todd Kelly at Nissan Motorsport.

The young Kiwi always had his sights set on Supercars, and after a string of strong results in karts made the step up to the New Zealand Formula Vee Championship at just 12 years old, followed by seasons in Australian Formula Ford and Carrera Cup.

Alongside an NZ V8SuperTourer Series campaign, he made his debut in the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2013, with his efforts over the next two seasons enough to catch the eye of the new Super Black Racing.

Heimgartner was signed for its Bathurst 2014 wildcard entry, and became the full-time driver for its maiden season in ’15, with highlights including qualifying third at Queensland Raceway and finishing seventh at Sydney Motorsport Park.

He moved to Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport in 2016 and finished 25th in the championship, but looked set to go through last year without racing a Supercar.

While his focus shifted back to Carrera Cup and GT racing in Asia, Heimgartner was called up by Brad Jones Racing during the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 weekend to replace the injured Ash Walsh.

With Tim Slade, Heimgartner finished ninth in the Great Race, then starred in the wet on the Gold Coast to take his maiden podium with third.

latest News

Heimgartner replaces Todd Kelly at Nissan

Kiwi young gun steps into line-up for retiring Bathurst winner

Heimgartner 'made everyone else look silly'

Slade praises 'super-sub' co-driver after sublime opening stint

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 20 › 18 9 51
2017 Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 21 › 3 3 44
Race 22 › 12 22 45

Vehicle detail

Holden Commodore VF
Brad Jones Racing

Brad Jones Racing is the only regionally-based Virgin Australia Supercars Championship team, the family-owned outfit working out of Albury near the New South Wales and Victorian border.

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