Heimgartner confirmed with BJR for 2022 Supercars season

Repco Australia Supercars Championship team, Brad Jones Racing, has announced that Kiwi driver, Andre Heimgartner, will join the squad for the 2022 season.  Having parted ways with his current team, Kelly Grove Racing, Heimgartner’s signing with BJR was confirmed soon after the announcement that BJR incumbent, Nick Percat, would be vacating his seat for the 2022 season.

Heimgartner made his Supercars debut at Bathurst in 2014 as a wildcard and is already familiar with BJR after a sensational stint as co-driver in 2017 with Tim Slade at the Gold Coast and Bathurst. 

26-year-old Heimgartner has notched up 171 Supercars Championship starts and scored his debut race win this year at Tailem Bend. Heimgartner’s Supercars career includes 5 podium finishes, 2 pole positions and 7 Bathurst 1000 starts. 

The talented Kiwi is ready to build on his impressive results next year, “I’m extremely excited to announce my new long-term signing with BJR,” he said.  

“BJR was a big part of my resurgence back onto the supercar scene, with a last minute call up to replace the injured Ash Walsh in 2017 that resulted in a podium in the Gold Coast 500 with Tim Slade.

“To be joining such a legendary team with such great people, is an amazing opportunity and challenge I am really looking forward to. I can’t wait for the years ahead and much more success to come.” 

Team Owner Brad Jones adds, “Andre is a familiar face with the BJR team and I’m extremely excited to have him on board, full-time, for the 2022 season and beyond. I’ve watched him develop over the last few years and see a lot of potential in him. I think he’ll fit right in with our team and partners. I feel like we’ll be in a good position to fight for wins and podiums moving forward.”

It is a very exciting time for Brad Jones Racing and the team look forward to having Heimgartner as part of the family for 2022. 

There are still another 11 vacant seats on the 2022 Supercars grid, still to be confirmed.

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