Heimgartner, Golding tour Queenstown ahead of Taupō

16 Apr
Andre Heimgartner and James Golding took on some of New Zealand’s best thrills this week in Queenstown
  • Andre Heimgartner and James Golding tour Queenstown

  • Heimgartner one of five local hopes at ITM Taupō Super400

  • Drivers hit track Friday in Taupō for inaugural event

Supercars drivers Andre Heimgartner and James Golding took on some of New Zealand’s best thrills this week, just days before bringing thrills of their own to Kiwi race fans at this weekend’s ITM Taupō Super400.

The duo ventured to Queenstown on the South Island for a day full of adventures in one of the nation’s renowned tourist locales.

Stops included KJet jet boats, Oxbow off-roading, Carrick Winery, Highlands Motorsport Park, and Over the Top Helicopters and Golf, before settling in at Perky's Floating Bar and The Cow for the evening.

Both first time Queenstown visitor Golding and New Zealand native Heimgartner raved about the experience and the additional adrenalin boost ahead of this weekend’s action on the north island.

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The 24-car Supercars field officially arrived in Taupō on Tuesday, with teams and drivers crossing the ditch over the coming days for final preparations.

On-track action at the ITM Taupō Super400 begins Friday with practice, with two 200-kilometre races scheduled across Saturday and Sunday.

While grandstand and general admission tickets have sold out for Saturday and Sunday, Friday tickets and weekend corporate hospitality options remain available via Supercars.com.

Live coverage of Supercars’ first ever event in Taupō can be found on Sky Sport in New Zealand and Foxtel in Australia. Live streaming is available on Kayo, with highlights in Australia available on the Seven Network and 7plus.

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