Heimgartner to make Silverstone ARG start

Andrew van Leeuwen

The Kiwi will join a 44-strong field for the eighth round of the series, which will see drivers race Formula 3 hardware on the Silverstone GP layout.

Heimgartner's Dallara will carry the colours of Aussie whiskey brand NED, which backs his real-world Kelly Racing Mustang.

While best known for his exploits in touring cars, including a stint in TCR Australia last season, Heimgartner does have some open-wheeler experience. He started out racing Formula Ford on both sides of the Tasman, and made a one-off start in the Australian Formula 3 series at Hidden Valley in 2013.

“It will be interesting to race against some of these guys in the ARG eSport Cup,” said Heimgartner.

“I’ve seen a lot of the racing over the last few weeks and it looks like a lot of good fun.

“The combination of the F3 car, which I’ve driven once before in the real life, and Silverstone will be a good mix.

“It will be very fast, high action with a bit of aero and drafting, so it should be fun and I can’t wait to get stuck into it and see how we go.”

Heimgartner has been active in the sim racing world during the break in real-life Supercars action. He currently sits sixth in the standings for the Supercars All Star Eseries, and also made a cameo appearance for Renault in the official Formula 1 Eseries back in April.

Tonight's ARG eSport Cup action will kick off at 8pm AEST.

It can be streamed live and free through Motorsport.tv.

Andre Heimgartner

Andre Heimgartner TCR Australia

TCR Australia

Andre Heimgartner

Andre Heimgartner TCR Australia

TCR Australia