Heimgartner switches to Holden Astra for TCR round

| Photographer Credit: Daniel Kalisz

Kelly Racing has elected to make a number of changes to the make-up of its TCR Australia Series program ahead of the Queensland Raceway event this weekend.

After a number of teething issues with the venerable Top Run Motorsport-built Subaru WRXs, Kelly Racing has elected to rest Andre Heimgartner’s #777 entry while it works on rebuilding the entry for the future.

While Heimgartner’s Subaru will stay at the team’s Victorian race shop, the fast Kiwi will still drive at Queensland Raceway, stepping into Chelsea Angelo’s Holden Astra.

Chelsea Angelo’s Holden Astra

Angelo, regarded as one of the most talented young female racing stars in Australia, is providing the seat to the experienced Heimgartner who will work alongside a senior engineer from Lubnar Motorsport in Germany, to work through some engine performance-related niggles.  

It is intended that Angelo will return to the driving seat of the Astra at Round 5 at Winton Motor Raceway next month.

Both Molly Taylor’s entry in the #6 Subaru and Alex Rullo’s #62 Astra remain unchanged.

Round 4 of the car sales TCR Australia Series will be held at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich on August 2-4. Two practice sessions will be held on Friday, followed by qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday and two 30 minutes races on Sunday.

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