Kelly Racing reveals Heimgartner Nissan

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 27/02/2019
  • By Mitchell Adam

Plus Fitness will back Andre Heimgartner's Nissan again in the 2019 Supercars season, with Kelly Racing unveiling a refreshed livery.

Heimgartner joined the squad last year to replace retired team co-owner Todd Kelly, finishing 17th in the standings as the second of four Altima drivers.

He stays on for a second campaign, having finished 2018 with a run of three-consecutive top 10 finishes and back-to-back ARMOR ALL Top 10 Shootout starts.

Heimgartner's 2019 Altima has been revealed sporting backing from Ned Whisky; a brand styled around notorious outlaw Ned Kelly, of no relation to team owners Rick and Todd.

"I’m very excited for the 2019 season, and I can’t wait to hit the track in the new-look Plus Fitness Nissan," Heimgartner said.

"Kelly Racing and I have developed a very good relationship with Plus Fitness, 360 Degree Marketing Group and our other supporters, and our aim is to reward them with some really strong results.

"This is one of the best looking cars I’ve ever raced, but we all know that the best looking race cars are fast ones, and that is where our focus is at.

"Adelaide is such a special race track. It has all its Formula 1 history, and has a very rich Supercars past too.

"It’s one of those races that everyone wants to win, and being the start of the new season, a good result here can kick start your year."

Heimgartner set the 15th-fastest time in the Phillip Island pre-season test, as Kelly Racing introduced a tweaked aero package for the Altima.

In Adelaide last year, Heimgartner qualified 11th and 10th but had to settle for a best race finish of 17th, on the Saturday.

The rebranded Kelly Racing has already launched liveries for Rick Kelly (Castrol), Simona De Silvestro (Harvey Norman) and rookie recruit Garry Jacobson (RABBLE.club).

All four drivers take to the track for the first time on Thursday for Practice 1 of the Superloop Adelaide 500.

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