Impressive Bathurst wildcards Super Black Racing has announced its plans to commit a full-time entry for next year’s V8 Supercars Championship, subject to it being able to secure one of the three open Racing Entitlements Contracts. The New Zealand-based team has confirmed that Andre Heimgartner will pilot its Ford Falcon, should its entry application be successful.
The team contested this year’s SuperCheap Auto Bathurst 1000 with a wildcard entry in a Ford Performance Racing prepared Falcon FG, where Heimgartner and co-driver Ant Pedersen finished a hugely impressive eleventh.
“Our wildcard at Bathurst gave me a taste of racing at the top level and thankfully my performance there showed team owner Tony Lentino I have what it takes to compete at the highest level. Although, I’m under no illusions that it is going to be hard and there is a lot to learn, but racing as a group means we can grow and learn together. I can’t wait to be on the grid in Adelaide for the first race of 2015,” Heimgartner said.
“To be the first driver to represent Super Black Racing is a real honour and I am proud to be representing New Zealand as our team takes on the Aussies in V8 Supercars.”
“I am really pleased to announce Andre as our first full-time driver as we prepare to embark on our first full season in V8 Supercars. He was one of our Kiwis on debut at Bathurst and despite still being a teenager he impressed me and the guys at FPR with his speed and consistency,” Super Black Racing team owner Tony Letino said.
Image via Christian Hartung
Latest posts by Richard Bailey (see all)
- WTCR: Girolami breaks Nordschleife lap record to claim pole - 26 September, 2020
- WTCR: Hyundai withdraws from Germany round - 24 September, 2020
- WTCR: Ehrlacher leads Lynk & Co podium sweep at Zolder - 13 September, 2020
- WTCR: Girolami kicks off 2020 season with victory - 13 September, 2020
- Hamilton on pole for Tuscan GP - 13 September, 2020