Heimgartner Makes BNT V8 Return

Andre Heimgartner will return to the BNT V8s field this weekend when the season gets underway at Pukekohe.

The 2017/18 BNT V8s Champion will line up on the grid for Hamilton Motorsports, alongside teammate Lance Hughes.

Heimgartner has previously partnered with Hughes in the New Zealand endurance race series and says he’s excited to join the squad over the summer racing period.

“I’ve known Lance for a long time, and have always enjoyed racing with him in the two driver events. Looking forward to seeing what we can achieve over the weekend.” says Heimgartner.

Team owner Lance Hughes says having Heimgartner join the team will help his squad build on their success from last season.

“We had a great season last year with Jack Smith joining the team and ultimately winning the drivers Championship,” says Hughes.

“Having a driver the calibre of Andre in the car will be fantastic. He’ll be pretty fresh having just finished the Supercars season last weekend.

“I’ve always enjoyed having Andre in the team when we did the endurance races together. He brings a lot of experience, so with his input I’m looking forward to seeing what sort of results we can get and hopefully have both cars up at the front.”

The BNT V8s will have three races this weekend at Pukekohe.