Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
20
Points
662
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 16.1
Average finishing Position 16.8

biography

Engineer
Dilan Talabani
Origins
Auckland, New Zealand; June 8, 1995
Resides
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Single
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.

Season Progress

Event Race Qualifying Finish Championship Position
Adelaide 500 ›
Race 1 › 11 17 17
Race 2 › 10 25 22
Coates Hire Supercars Melbourne 400 ›
Race 3 › 18 18 20
Race 4 › 17 16 20
Race 5 › 15 20 20
Race 6 › 16 14 20
Tyrepower Tasmania SuperSprint ›
Race 7 › 16 17 21
Race 8 › 19 19 21
WD-40 Phillip Island 500 ›
Race 9 › 20 15 20
Race 10 › 20 14 20
Perth SuperSprint ›
Race 11 › 23 25 20
Race 12 › 4 8 20
Winton SuperSprint ›
Race 13 › 25 16 20
Race 14 › 12 11 20

Vehicle detail

Nissan Altima
ENGINE: V8
Castrol Racing and Plus Fitness Racing

Nissan Motorsport enters its sixth Supercars season with the Altima in 2018, keen to regroup from a trying ’17.

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Format
SuperSprint
Soft Tyres
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Track Length
2.870km
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