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.

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