Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
Position
19
Points
1442
Penalty 0
Average Qualifying Position 15.5
Average finishing Position 16.8

biography

Date of birth
08/06/1995 (Age 23)
Place of birth
Auckland, New Zealand
Lives
Melbourne, Victoria
Status
Single
Outside of Racing
Football, playing guitar, restoring cars and travelling
Personal Vehicle
Volkswagen Scirocco R
Engineer
Dilan Talabani
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
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
CrownBet Darwin Triple Crown ›
Race 15 › 7 16 20
Race 16 › 12 16 19
Watpac Townsville 400 ›
Race 17 › 21 12 19
Race 18 › 14 11 18
Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint ›
Race 19 › 17 15 18
Race 20 › 14 14 18
Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 ›
Race 21 › 17 24 19
OTR SuperSprint - The Bend ›
Race 22 › 18 19 19
Race 23 › 11 27 19
RABBLE.club Sandown 500 ›
Race 24 › 14 14 19
Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 ›
Race 25 › 13 16 19
Vodafone Gold Coast 600 ›
Race 26 › 19 19 19

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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