Andre Heimgartner’s new home for next year’s Supercars championship has been announced, with the Kiwi joining Brad Jones Racing on a long-term deal.
The move had long been touted since Heimgartner surprised the paddock by confirming his split from Kelly Grove Racing at the end of the season.
Heimgartner’s move coincides with Nick Percat’s announcement today that he will be leaving BJR this year.
Percat is widely tipped to be joining Walkinshaw Andretti United for 2022.
Heimgartner has driven for BJR in the past. He was Tim Slade’s co-driver in the 2017 endurance races.
A podium on the Gold Coast race was his best result with the outfit.
“To be joining such a legendary team with such great people is an amazing opportunity and challenge I am really looking forward to,” Heimgartner said.
“I can’t wait for the years ahead and much more success to come.”
The only details about Heimgartner’s contract are that it is ‘long-term’, suggesting he may be a regular BJR driver for future seasons.
Heimgartner claimed his debut Supercars race win earlier this year at Tailem Bend.
He is set to link up with two-time Le Mans champion Earl Bamber in an all-Kiwi assault of this year’s Bathurst 1000.