Heimgartner car 'definitely' won’t race again

04 Aug 2022
BJR readying spare chassis
2 mins by James Pavey

The car crashed by Andre Heimgartner won’t race again, Brad Jones Racing has confirmed.

Heimgartner suffered a major start-line accident with Thomas Randle at last weekend’s OTR SuperSprint.

An unsighted Heimgartner hit Randle, who stalled on the grid.

The impact was registered at 38g; both drivers were taken to hospital and later discharged on the same day.

BJR crew chief Sam Cosgrove confirmed that chassis BJR 012, dubbed 'Cathy', won’t race again.

Cosgrove explained the roll hoop and chassis tunnel damage meant the car was beyond repair.

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“We’ve had a lot of questions as to if this chassis will ever race again; the answer is definitely not,” Cosgrove said in a team video.

“All the bar work is extensively damaged… the tunnelwork is damaged.

“The main hoop is creased… sadly to say, she won’t see a race track again."

The car debuted at the hands of Nick Percat in 2020, and he raced the car to wins in Sydney.


Percat raced the car in 2021 before Heimgartner joined BJR this season.

Heimgartner scored podiums in Perth and Winton with the car.

The Kiwi will now move into a spare car, with several parts salvageable from BJR 012.

Randle has also shifted into a spare car for Sandown as Tickford Racing repairs his damaged car.

The #55 Castrol Mustang suffered major front and rear damage.

Randle will race the chassis Zak Best campaigned as a wildcard in Darwin and The Bend.

Best scored a shock pole position on the Saturday at the OTR SuperSprint in the car.

The 2022 season will resume at Sandown on August 19-21. Purchase your tickets now.

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